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  1. FEMP Seeking Public Comment on Draft M&V Guidelines

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    FEMP is continuing its request for public comments on the Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Performance-Based Contracts (Version 4.0).

  2. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings Volume 1, April 2007. M&V Guidelines 3.0 FEMP ii Contents Section Page Section...

  3. State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)

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    State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) Webinar.

  4. Simplified VO M&V Protocol Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO)

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    modeling is mentioned, it refers to using industry accepted distribution system power flow simulation tools the verification process. · Calculations of all system improvements (reduction of line losses and no-load lossesSimplified VO M&V Protocol 1 Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO) Measurement and Verification

  5. COMMISSIONING AND OPERATION OF THE CEBAF 100 MV CRYOMODULES

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    Allison, Trent; Davis, G; Drury, Michael; Harwood, Leigh; Hogan, John; Kimber, Andrew; Lahti, George; Merz, William; Nelson, Richard; Plawski, Tomasz; Seidman, David; Spata, Michael; Wilson, Michael

    2012-07-01

    The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) energy upgrade from 6 GeV to 12 GeV includes the installation of ten new 100 MV cryomodules and RF systems. The superconducting RF cavities are designed to operate CW at a maximum accelerating gradient of 19.3 MV/m. To support the higher gradients and higher Q{sub L} ({approx} 3 x 10{sup 7}), a new RF system has been developed and is being installed to power and control the cavities. The RF system employs digital control and 13 kW klystrons. Recently, two of these cryomodules and associated RF hardware and software have been installed and commissioned in the CEBAF accelerator. Electrons at linac currents up to 540 {micro}A have been successfully accelerated and used for nuclear physics experiments. This paper reports on the commissioning and operation of the RF system and cryomodules.

  6. Measurement and Verification (M&V) Guidelines for Federal Energy Projects, V3.0

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    2008-06-11

    FEMP's standard procedures and guidelines for M&V for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

  7. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects

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    FEMP's standard procedures and guidelines for M&V for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

  8. U. S. Army Measurement and Verification (M&V) Costing Toolkit 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Powell, T.; Carlson, K. A.; Im, P.; Turner, W. D.

    2003-01-01

    This is the 2003 final report for the U.S. Army Monitoring and Verification (M&V) costs project. The purpose of this project is to develop a M&V Costing Toolkit to be used by the government or third party planners to design ...

  9. GREENGATE AND FABREEKA BELT PERFORMANCE IN A 3.5 MV TANDEM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1413 GREENGATE AND FABREEKA BELT PERFORMANCE IN A 3.5 MV TANDEM F. CRISTOFORI Istituto di Fisica of belts used in the 3.5 MV Tandem of C.I.S.E. REVUE DE PHYSIQUE APPLIQUÃ?E TOME 12, OCTOBRE 1977, PAGE belts. Unfortunately there is little information regarding the performance of these belts

  10. Low-Z linac targets for low-MV gold nanoparticle radiation therapy

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    Tsiamas, P.; Mishra, P.; Berbeco, R. I.; Marcus, K.; Zygmanski, P. E-mail: Erno-Sajo@uml.edu; Cifter, F.; Sajo, E. E-mail: Erno-Sajo@uml.edu

    2014-02-15

    Purpose: To investigate the potential of low-Z/low-MV (low-Z) linac targets for gold nanoparticle radiotherapy (GNPT) and to determine the microscopic dose enhancement ratio (DER) due to GNP for the alternative beamlines. In addition, to evaluate the degradation of dose enhancement arising from the increased attenuation of x rays and larger skin dose in water for the low-MV beams compared to the standard linac. Methods: Monte Carlo simulations were used to compute dose and DER for various flattening-filter-free beams (2.5, 4, 6.5 MV). Target materials were beryllium, diamond, and tungsten-copper high-Z target. Target thicknesses were selected based on 20%, 60%, 70%, and 80% of the continuous slowing down approximation electron ranges for a given target material and energy. Evaluation of the microscopic DER was carried out for 100 nm GNP including the degradation factors due to beam attenuation. Results: The greatest increase in DER compared to the standard 6.5 MV linac was for a 2.5 MV Be-target (factor of ?2). Skin dose ranged from ?10% (Be, 6.5 MV-80%) to ?85% (Be, 2.5 MV-20%) depending on the target case. Attenuation of 2.5 MV beams at 22 cm was higher by ?75% compared with the standard beam. Taking into account the attenuation at 22 cm depth, the effective dose enhancement was up to ?60% above the DER of the high-Z target. For these cases the effective DER ranged between ?1.6 and 6 compared with the standard linac. Conclusions: Low-Z (2.5 MV) GNPT is possible even after accounting for greater beam attenuation for deep-seated tumors (22 cm) and the increased skin dose. Further, it can lead to significant sparing of normal tissue while simultaneously escalating the dose in the tumor cells.

  11. Stipulations in Performance Contracting M&V: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 

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    Stetz, M.; Webster, L.; Bradford, J.

    2001-01-01

    Performance contractors (PC) often use stipulations for part or all of their measurement & verification (M&V) efforts. The value of stipulations are low cost and easy implementation (good). Disadvantages include uncertain savings estimates (bad...

  12. Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 4.0)

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    Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal, state, and local government energy managers and procurement officials and utility and energy service providers.

  13. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 3.0)

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    Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

  14. Measurement and verifiction (M&V) guidelines for federal energy projects

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    1996-02-01

    This document provides procedures and guidelines for quantifying the savings resulting from the installation of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) implemented with federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) or task orders implemented under a federal IDIQ contract. The first section of this document provides an overview of measurement and verification (M&V) options and procedures. The second, third, and fourth sections provide standardized measurement and verification (M&V) methods for common types of ECMs.

  15. Generation of virtual monochromatic CBCT from dual kV/MV beam projections

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    Li, Hao [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Liu, Bo [Image Processing Center, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Image Processing Center, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); Yin, Fang-Fang, E-mail: fangfang.yin@duke.edu [Medical Physics Graduate Program,Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program,Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

    2013-12-15

    Purpose: To develop a novel on-board imaging technique which allows generation of virtual monochromatic (VM) cone-beam CT (CBCT) with a selected energy from combined kilovoltage (kV)/megavoltage (MV) beam projections. Methods: With the current orthogonal kV/MV imaging hardware equipped in modern linear accelerators, both MV projections (from gantry angle of 0°–100°) and kV projections (90°–200°) were acquired as gantry rotated a total of 110°. A selected range of overlap projections between 90° to 100° were then decomposed into two material projections using experimentally determined parameters from orthogonally stacked aluminum and acrylic step-wedges. Given attenuation coefficients of aluminum and acrylic at a predetermined energy, one set of VM projections could be synthesized from two corresponding sets of decomposed projections. Two linear functions were generated using projection information at overlap angles to convert kV and MV projections at nonoverlap angles to approximate VM projections for CBCT reconstruction. The contrast-to-noise ratios (CNRs) were calculated for different inserts in VM CBCTs of a CatPhan phantom with various selected energies and compared with those in kV and MV CBCTs. The effect of overlap projection number on CNR was evaluated. Additionally, the effect of beam orientation was studied by scanning the CatPhan sandwiched with two 5 cm solid-water phantoms on both lateral sides and an electronic density phantom with two metal bolt inserts. Results: Proper selection of VM energy [30 and 40 keV for low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polymethylpentene, 2 MeV for Delrin] provided comparable or even better CNR results as compared with kV or MV CBCT. An increased number of overlap kV and MV projection demonstrated only marginal improvements of CNR for different inserts (with the exception of LDPE) and therefore one projection overlap was found to be sufficient for the CatPhan study. It was also evident that the optimal CBCT image quality was achieved when MV beams penetrated through the heavy attenuation direction of the object. Conclusions: A novel technique was developed to generate VM CBCTs from kV/MV projections. This technique has the potential to improve CNR at selected VM energies and to suppress artifacts at appropriate beam orientations.

  16. Development of a Measurement and Verification (M&V) Costing Toolkit 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Lewis, T.; Im, P.; Carlson, K. A.; Underwood, D.

    2004-01-01

    This paper discusses the development of a M&V Costing Toolkit that has been developed to assist the U.S. Army with the standardization of costing procedures for measuring and verifying energy savings from Energy Service Performance Contracts (ESPC...

  17. An integrated 6 MV linear accelerator model from electron gun to dose in a water tank

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    St Aubin, J.; Steciw, S.; Kirkby, C.; Fallone, B. G. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2010-05-15

    Purpose: The details of a full simulation of an inline side-coupled 6 MV linear accelerator (linac) from the electron gun to the target are presented. Commissioning of the above simulation was performed by using the derived electron phase space at the target as an input into Monte Carlo studies of dose distributions within a water tank and matching the simulation results to measurement data. This work is motivated by linac-MR studies, where a validated full linac simulation is first required in order to perform future studies on linac performance in the presence of an external magnetic field. Methods: An electron gun was initially designed and optimized with a 2D finite difference program using Child's law. The electron gun simulation served as an input to a 6 MV linac waveguide simulation, which consisted of a 3D finite element radio-frequency field solution within the waveguide and electron trajectories determined from particle dynamics modeling. The electron gun design was constrained to match the cathode potential and electron gun current of a Varian 600C, while the linac waveguide was optimized to match the measured target current. Commissioning of the full simulation was performed by matching the simulated Monte Carlo dose distributions in a water tank to measured distributions. Results: The full linac simulation matched all the electrical measurements taken from a Varian 600C and the commissioning process lead to excellent agreements in the dose profile measurements. Greater than 99% of all points met a 1%/1mm acceptance criterion for all field sizes analyzed, with the exception of the largest 40x40 cm{sup 2} field for which 98% of all points met the 1%/1mm acceptance criterion and the depth dose curves matched measurement to within 1% deeper than 1.5 cm depth. The optimized energy and spatial intensity distributions, as given by the commissioning process, were determined to be non-Gaussian in form for the inline side-coupled 6 MV linac simulated. Conclusions: An integrated simulation of an inline side-coupled 6 MV linac has been completed and benchmarked matching all electrical and dosimetric measurements to high accuracy. The results showed non-Gaussian spatial intensity and energy distributions for the linac modeled.

  18. High-Voltage Terminal Test of Test Stand for 1-MV Electrostatic Accelerator

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    Park, Sae-Hoon

    2015-01-01

    The Korea Multipurpose Accelerator Complex (KOMAC) has been developing a 300-kV test stand for a 1-MV electrostatic accelerator ion source. The ion source and accelerating tube will be installed in a high-pressure vessel. The ion source in the high-pressure vessel is required to have a high reliability. The test stand has been proposed and developed to confirm the stable operating conditions of the ion source. The ion source will be tested at the test stand to verify the long-time operating conditions. The test stand comprises a 300-kV high-voltage terminal, a battery for the ion-source power, a 60-Hz inverter, 200-MHz RF power, a 5-kV extraction power supply, a 300-kV accelerating tube, and a vacuum system. The results of the 300-kV high-voltage terminal tests are presented in this paper.

  19. REX, a 5-MV pulsed-power source for driving high-brightness electron beam diodes

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    Carlson, R.L.; Kauppila, T.J.; Ridlon, R.N.

    1991-01-01

    The Relativistic Electron-beam Experiment, or REX accelerator, is a pulsed-power source capable of driving a 100-ohm load at 5 MV, 50 kA, 45 ns (FWHM) with less than a 10-ns rise and 15-ns fall time. This paper describes the pulsed-power modifications, modelling, and extensive measurements on REX to allow it to drive high impedance (100s of ohms) diode loads with a shaped voltage pulse. A major component of REX is the 1.83-m-diam {times} 25.4-cm-thick Lucite insulator with embedded grading rings that separates the output oil transmission line from the vacuum vessel that contains the re-entrant anode and cathode assemblies. A radially tailored, liquid-based resistor provides a stiff voltage source that is insensitive to small variations of the diode current and, in addition, optimizes the electric field stress across the vacuum side of the insulator. The high-current operation of REX employs both multichannel peaking and point-plane diverter switches. This mode reduces the prepulse to less than 2 kV and the postpulse to less than 5% of the energy delivered to the load. Pulse shaping for the present diode load is done through two L-C transmission line filters and a tapered, glycol-based line adjacent to the water PFL and output switch. This has allowed REX to drive a diode producing a 4-MV, 4.5-kA, 55-ns flat-top electron beam with a normalized Lapostolle emittance of 0.96 mm-rad corresponding to a beam brightness in excess of 4.4 {times} 10{sup 8} A/m{sup 2} {minus}rad{sup 2}. 6 refs., 13 figs.

  20. BID NO: SKA SSLE 009/2011 SUPPLY, DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF ROTARY UPS, MV INDOOR SWITCHGEAR AND

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    Jarrett, Thomas H.

    SWITCHGEAR AND POWER TRANSFORMERS AT THE MeerKAT SITE NEAR CARNARVON, NORTHERN CAPE TENDER NOTICE and Installation of Rotary UPS, MV Indoor Switchgear and Power Transformers at the MeerKAT Site near Carnarvon, alternator and kinetic module on shared base frame) diesel rotary UPSs, 22 kV and 33 kV indoor switchgear

  1. Transformation E.R. Bachmann & P.L. McDowell MV 4202 Page 1 of3

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    McDowell, Perry

    Transformation E.R. Bachmann & P.L. McDowell MV 4202 Page 1 of3 5. Transformations Overview window coordinates Modeling Transformations Projection Transformation Perspective Division Viewport Transformation Object Coordinates x, y, z, w Modelview Matrix Projection Matrix Eye Coordinates Clip Coordinates

  2. Theoretical investigation of the design and performance of a dual energy (kV and MV) radiotherapy imager

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    Liu, Langechuan; Antonuk, Larry E. El-Mohri, Youcef; Zhao, Qihua; Jiang, Hao

    2015-04-15

    Purpose: In modern radiotherapy treatment rooms, megavoltage (MV) portal imaging and kilovoltage (kV) cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging are performed using various active matrix flat-panel imager (AMFPI) designs. To expand the clinical utility of MV and kV imaging, MV AMFPIs incorporating thick, segmented scintillators and, separately, kV imaging using a beam’s eye view geometry have been investigated by a number of groups. Motivated by these previous studies, it is of interest to explore to what extent it is possible to preserve the benefits of kV and MV imaging using a single AMFPI design, given the considerably different x ray energy spectra used for kV and MV imaging. In this paper, considerations for the design of such a dual energy imager are explored through examination of the performance of a variety of hypothetical AMFPIs based on x ray converters employing segmented scintillators. Methods: Contrast, noise, and contrast-to-noise ratio performances were characterized through simulation modeling of CBCT imaging, while modulation transfer function, Swank factor, and signal performance were characterized through simulation modeling of planar imaging. The simulations were based on a previously reported hybrid modeling technique (accounting for both radiation and optical effects), augmented through modeling of electronic additive noise. All designs employed BGO scintillator material with thicknesses ranging from 0.25 to 4 cm and element-to-element pitches ranging from 0.508 to 1.016 mm. A series of studies were performed under both kV and MV imaging conditions to determine the most advantageous imager configuration (involving front or rear x ray illumination and use of a mirror or black reflector), converter design (pitch and thickness), and operating mode (pitch-binning combination). Results: Under the assumptions of the present study, the most advantageous imager design was found to employ rear illumination of the converter in combination with a black reflector, incorporate a BGO converter with a 0.508 mm pitch and a 2 cm thickness, and operate at full resolution for kV imaging and 2 × 2 binning mode for MV imaging. Such a dual energy imager design should provide soft tissue visualization at low, clinically practical doses under MV conditions, while helping to preserve the high spatial resolution and high contrast offered by kV imaging. Conclusions: The authors’ theoretical investigation suggests that a dual energy imager capable of largely preserving the desirable characteristics of both kV and MV imaging is feasible. Such an imager, when coupled to a dual energy radiation source, could facilitate simplification of current treatment room imaging systems (as well as their associated quality assurance), and facilitate more precise integration of kV and MV imaging information by virtue of reduced geometric uncertainties.

  3. Investigations of shot reproducibility for the SMP diode at 4.5 MV.

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    Bennett, Nichelle [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Crain, Marlon D. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Droemer, Darryl W. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Gignac, Raymond Edward [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Lare, Gregory A. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Molina, Isidro [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Obregon, Rafael [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Smith, Chase C. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Wilkins, Frank Lee [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Welch, Dale Robert [Voss Scienti c, LLC, Albuquerque, NM] [Voss Scienti c, LLC, Albuquerque, NM; Cordova, Steve Ray; Gallegos, M.; Johnston, Mark D.; Kiefer, Mark Linden; Leckbee, Joshua J.; Nielsen, Daniel Scott; Oliver, Bryan Velten; Renk, Timothy Jerome; Romero, Tobias; Webb, Timothy Jay; Ziska, Derek Raymond

    2013-11-01

    In experiments conducted on the RITS-6 accelerator, the SMP diode exhibits sig- ni cant shot-to-shot variability. Speci cally, for identical hardware operated at the same voltage, some shots exhibit a catastrophic drop in diode impedance. A study is underway to identify sources of shot-to-shot variations which correlate with diode impedance collapse. To remove knob emission as a source, only data from a shot series conducted with a 4.5-MV peak voltage are considered. The scope of this report is limited to sources of variability which occur away from the diode, such as power ow emission and trajectory changes, variations in pulsed power, dustbin and transmission line alignment, and di erent knob shapes. We nd no changes in the transmission line hardware, alignment, or hardware preparation methods which correlate with impedance collapse. However, in classifying good versus poor shots, we nd that there is not a continuous spectrum of diode impedance behavior but that the good and poor shots can be grouped into two distinct impedance pro les. This result forms the basis of a follow-on study focusing on the variability resulting from diode physics. 3

  4. Sample M&V Plan from the Texas Workshop: Preparing and Evaluating Measurement and Verification Plans for Energy Performance Contracts in Texas 

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    Haberl, J. S.

    1999-01-01

    This document contains a sample M&V plan that has been prepared in accordance with the Texas Guidelines for Measurement and Verification for Energy Performance Contracts. This sample M&V plan was extracted from the March 1999 workshop, entitled...

  5. The design of a simulated in-line side-coupled 6 MV linear accelerator waveguide

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    St Aubin, Joel; Steciw, Stephen; Fallone, B. G. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2010-02-15

    Purpose: The design of a 3D in-line side-coupled 6 MV linac waveguide for medical use is given, and the effect of the side-coupling and port irises on the radio frequency (RF), beam dynamics, and dosimetric solutions is examined. This work was motivated by our research on a linac-MR hybrid system, where accurate electron trajectory information for a clinical medical waveguide in the presence of an external magnetic field was needed. Methods: For this work, the design of the linac waveguide was generated using the finite element method. The design outlined here incorporates the necessary geometric changes needed to incorporate a full-end accelerating cavity with a single-coupling iris, a waveguide-cavity coupling port iris that allows power transfer into the waveguide from the magnetron, as well as a method to control the RF field magnitude within the first half accelerating cavity into which the electrons from the gun are injected. Results: With the full waveguide designed to resonate at 2998.5{+-}0.1 MHz, a full 3D RF field solution was obtained. The accuracy of the 3D RF field solution was estimated through a comparison of important linac parameters (Q factor, shunt impedance, transit time factor, and resonant frequency) calculated for one accelerating cavity with the benchmarked program SUPERFISH. It was found that the maximum difference between the 3D solution and SUPERFISH was less than 0.03%. The eigenvalue solver, which determines the resonant frequencies of the 3D side-coupled waveguide simulation, was shown to be highly accurate through a comparison with lumped circuit theory. Two different waveguide geometries were examined, one incorporating a 0.5 mm first side cavity shift and another with a 1.5 mm first side cavity shift. The asymmetrically placed side-coupling irises and the port iris for both models were shown to introduce asymmetries in the RF field large enough to cause a peak shift and skewing (center of gravity minus peak shift) of an initially cylindrically uniform electron beam accelerating within the waveguide. The shifting and skewing of the electron beam were found to be greatest due to the effects of the side-coupling irises on the RF field. A further Monte Carlo study showed that this effect translated into a 1% asymmetry in a 40x40 cm{sup 2} field dose profile. Conclusions: A full 3D design for an in-line side-coupled 6 MV linear accelerator that emulates a common commercial waveguide has been given. The effect of the side coupling on the dose distribution has been shown to create a slight asymmetry, but overall does not affect the clinical applicability of the linac. The 3D in-line side-coupled linac model further provides a tool for the investigation of linac performance within an external magnetic field, which exists in an integrated linac-MR system.

  6. Effect of longitudinal magnetic fields on a simulated in-line 6 MV linac

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    St Aubin, J.; Santos, D. M.; Steciw, S.; Fallone, B. G. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2010-09-15

    Purpose: Linac-magnetic resonance (MR) systems have been proposed in order to achieve real-time image guided radiotherapy. The design of a new linac-MR system with the in-line 6 MV linac generating x-rays along the symmetry axis of an open MR imager is outlined. This new design allows for a greater MR field strength to achieve better quality images while reducing hot and cold spots in treatment planning. An investigation of linac's performance in the longitudinal fringe magnetic fields of the MR imager is given. Methods: The open MR imager fringe magnetic field was modeled using the analytic solution of the magnetic field generated from current carrying loops. The derived solution was matched to the magnetic fringe field isolines provided for a 0.5 T open MR imager through Monte Carlo optimization. The optimized field solution was then added to the previously validated 6 MV linac simulation to quantify linac's performance in the fringe magnetic field of a 0.5 T MR imager. To further the investigation, linac's performance in large fringe fields expected from other imagers was investigated through the addition of homogeneous longitudinal fields. Results: The Monte Carlo optimization of the analytic current loop solution provided good agreement with the magnetic fringe field isolines supplied by the manufacturer. The range of magnetic fields the linac is expected to experience when coupled to the 0.5 T MR imager was determined to be from 0.0022 to 0.011 T (as calculated at the electron gun cathode). The effect of the longitudinal magnetic field on the electron beam was observed to be only in the electron gun. The longitudinal field changed the electron gun optics, affecting beam characteristics, such as a slight increase in the injection current and beam diameter, and an increasingly nonlaminar transverse phase space. Although the target phase space showed little change in its energy spectrum from the altered injection phase space, a reduction in the target current and spatial distribution peak intensity was observed. Despite these changes, the target phase space had little effect on the depth dose curves or dose profiles calculated for a 40x40 cm{sup 2} field at 1.5 cm depth. At longitudinal fields larger than 0.012 T, a drastic reduction in the injection current from the electron gun was observed due to a large fraction of electrons striking the anode. This further reduced the target current, which reached a minimum of 28{+-}2 mA at 0.06 T. A slow increase in the injection and target currents was observed at fields larger than 0.06 T due to greater beam collimation in the anode beam tube. Conclusions: In an effort to achieve higher quality images and a reduction in hot and cold spots in the treatment plan, a parallel configuration linac-MR system is presented. The longitudinal magnetic fields of the MR imager caused large beam losses within the electron gun. These losses may be eliminated through a redesign of the electron gun optics incorporating a longitudinal magnetic field, or through magnetic shielding, which has already been proven successful for the transverse configuration.

  7. Performance and Applications of the first HVE 5MV Tandetron{sup TM} at the University of Madrid

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    Mous, D.J.W.; Gottdang, A.; Haitsma, R.G. [High Voltage Engineering Europa B.V., Amersfoort, The Netherlands (Netherlands); Garcia Lopez, G.; Climent-Font, A.; Agullo-Lopez, F.; Boerma, D.O. [Centro de Micro-Analisis de Materiales, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

    2003-08-26

    The first HVE Tandetron{sup TM} with a nominal terminal voltage of 5 MV has been put into operation at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) as part of their new IBA facility. The accelerator features a coaxial structure in which the all-solid-state power supply is constructed around the high-energy acceleration tube, thereby avoiding the T-shaped tank that has characterized the HVE Tandetrons{sup TM} so far. The new IBA facility covers a number of different ion beam analysis techniques including ERD using heavy-element time-of-flight, RBS, as well as an external micro-beam for PIXE. During installation, tests have shown a stable terminal voltage of 5.5 MV. The terminal voltage ripple was deduced to be below 6 x 10-6 (RMS) for terminal voltages above 800 kV. Terminal voltage undershoot was measured to be 1.4 x 10-3 for a {approx}1 kW beam at 3 MV and recovered to 1 x 10-4 within 800 ms. IBA experiments that require low energy hydrogen beams are supported by a stable terminal voltage down to 100 kV.

  8. Tracking tumor boundary in MV-EPID images without implanted markers: A feasibility study

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    Zhang, Xiaoyong Homma, Noriyasu; Ichiji, Kei; Takai, Yoshihiro; Yoshizawa, Makoto

    2015-05-15

    Purpose: To develop a markerless tracking algorithm to track the tumor boundary in megavoltage (MV)-electronic portal imaging device (EPID) images for image-guided radiation therapy. Methods: A level set method (LSM)-based algorithm is developed to track tumor boundary in EPID image sequences. Given an EPID image sequence, an initial curve is manually specified in the first frame. Driven by a region-scalable energy fitting function, the initial curve automatically evolves toward the tumor boundary and stops on the desired boundary while the energy function reaches its minimum. For the subsequent frames, the tracking algorithm updates the initial curve by using the tracking result in the previous frame and reuses the LSM to detect the tumor boundary in the subsequent frame so that the tracking processing can be continued without user intervention. The tracking algorithm is tested on three image datasets, including a 4-D phantom EPID image sequence, four digitally deformable phantom image sequences with different noise levels, and four clinical EPID image sequences acquired in lung cancer treatment. The tracking accuracy is evaluated based on two metrics: centroid localization error (CLE) and volume overlap index (VOI) between the tracking result and the ground truth. Results: For the 4-D phantom image sequence, the CLE is 0.23 ± 0.20 mm, and VOI is 95.6% ± 0.2%. For the digital phantom image sequences, the total CLE and VOI are 0.11 ± 0.08 mm and 96.7% ± 0.7%, respectively. In addition, for the clinical EPID image sequences, the proposed algorithm achieves 0.32 ± 0.77 mm in the CLE and 72.1% ± 5.5% in the VOI. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of the authors’ proposed method both in tumor localization and boundary tracking in EPID images. In addition, compared with two existing tracking algorithms, the proposed method achieves a higher accuracy in tumor localization. Conclusions: In this paper, the authors presented a feasibility study of tracking tumor boundary in EPID images by using a LSM-based algorithm. Experimental results conducted on phantom and clinical EPID images demonstrated the effectiveness of the tracking algorithm for visible tumor target. Compared with previous tracking methods, the authors’ algorithm has the potential to improve the tracking accuracy in radiation therapy. In addition, real-time tumor boundary information within the irradiation field will be potentially useful for further applications, such as adaptive beam delivery, dose evaluation.

  9. A 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator as a tool for planetary and impact physics research

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    Mocker, Anna; Bugiel, Sebastian; Srama, Ralf [IRS, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Auer, Siegfried [A and M Associates, PO Box 421, Basye, Virginia 22810 (United States); Baust, Guenter; Matt, Guenter; Otto, Katharina [MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Colette, Andrew; Drake, Keith; Kempf, Sascha; Munsat, Tobin; Shu, Anthony; Sternovsky, Zoltan [LASP, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Fiege, Katherina; Postberg, Frank [Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69120 Stuttgart (Germany); MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Gruen, Eberhard [MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); LASP, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Heckmann, Frieder [Steinbeis-Innovationszentrum Raumfahrt, Gaeufelden (Germany); Helfert, Stefan [Helfert Informatik, Mannheim (Germany); Hillier, Jonathan [Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69120 Stuttgart (Germany); Mellert, Tobias [IRS, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); and others

    2011-09-15

    Investigating the dynamical and physical properties of cosmic dust can reveal a great deal of information about both the dust and its many sources. Over recent years, several spacecraft (e.g., Cassini, Stardust, Galileo, and Ulysses) have successfully characterised interstellar, interplanetary, and circumplanetary dust using a variety of techniques, including in situ analyses and sample return. Charge, mass, and velocity measurements of the dust are performed either directly (induced charge signals) or indirectly (mass and velocity from impact ionisation signals or crater morphology) and constrain the dynamical parameters of the dust grains. Dust compositional information may be obtained via either time-of-flight mass spectrometry of the impact plasma or direct sample return. The accurate and reliable interpretation of collected spacecraft data requires a comprehensive programme of terrestrial instrument calibration. This process involves accelerating suitable solar system analogue dust particles to hypervelocity speeds in the laboratory, an activity performed at the Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik in Heidelberg, Germany. Here, a 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator electrostatically accelerates charged micron and submicron-sized dust particles to speeds up to 80 km s{sup -1}. Recent advances in dust production and processing have allowed solar system analogue dust particles (silicates and other minerals) to be coated with a thin conductive shell, enabling them to be charged and accelerated. Refinements and upgrades to the beam line instrumentation and electronics now allow for the reliable selection of particles at velocities of 1-80 km s{sup -1} and with diameters of between 0.05 {mu}m and 5 {mu}m. This ability to select particles for subsequent impact studies based on their charges, masses, or velocities is provided by a particle selection unit (PSU). The PSU contains a field programmable gate array, capable of monitoring in real time the particles' speeds and charges, and is controlled remotely by a custom, platform independent, software package. The new control instrumentation and electronics, together with the wide range of accelerable particle types, allow the controlled investigation of hypervelocity impact phenomena across a hitherto unobtainable range of impact parameters.

  10. 43 "{"`"MV"|WEu~_W (2006-5) FT-ICR ,,,`J^NX^[,'Y...`f,Sw"z

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    43 ñ"ú­{"`"MV"|WE·u~_·¶·W (2006-5) FT-ICR ,É,æ,é`J^ÚNX^·[,Æ'Y»·...`f,Ì»Sw"½z FT-ICR study·öOEë,µ,È,ª,ç·Å"K,È·¶ ·¬·û­@,ð­Í·õ,µ,Ä,¢,é,Ì,ªOE»·ó,Å,,é·D ,±,ê,Ü,Å­{OE¤NX"¯,¶--l`S,ðZ¦,µ·C·X,ÉOE´Zq"Ô·,Ì·,ÉVtg,· ,é,±,Æ,ª·ª,©,Á,½·D,Ü,½·CRoNX^·[,ÆG^m·[

  11. Aberration corrected 1.2-MV cold field-emission transmission electron microscope with a sub-50-pm resolution

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    Akashi, Tetsuya; Takahashi, Yoshio; Tanigaki, Toshiaki Shimakura, Tomokazu; Kawasaki, Takeshi; Furutsu, Tadao; Shinada, Hiroyuki; Osakabe, Nobuyuki; Müller, Heiko; Haider, Maximilian; Tonomura, Akira

    2015-02-16

    Atomic-resolution electromagnetic field observation is critical to the development of advanced materials and to the unveiling of their fundamental physics. For this purpose, a spherical-aberration corrected 1.2-MV cold field-emission transmission electron microscope has been developed. The microscope has the following superior properties: stabilized accelerating voltage, minimized electrical and mechanical fluctuation, and coherent electron emission. These properties have enabled to obtain 43-pm information transfer. On the bases of these performances, a 43-pm resolution has been obtained by correcting lens aberrations up to the third order. Observations of GaN [411] thin crystal showed a projected atomic locations with a separation of 44?pm.

  12. Fundamental science investigations to develop a 6-MV laser triggered gas switch for ZR: first annual report.

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    Warne, Larry Kevin; Van Den Avyle, James A.; Lehr, Jane Marie; Rose, David; Krompholz, Hermann G.; Vela, Russell; Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Timoshkin, Igor (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Woodworth, Joseph Ray; Prestwich, Kenneth Randel (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krile, John; Given, Martin (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); McKee, G. Randall; Rosenthal, Stephen Edgar; Struve, Kenneth William; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Benwell, Andrew L. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Kovaleski, Scott; LeChien, Keith, R.; Johnson, David (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Fouracre, R.A. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Yeckel, Chris (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Wakeland, Peter Eric; Miller, A. R. (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Hodge, Keith Conquest (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Pasik, Michael Francis; Savage, Mark Edward; Maenchen, John Eric; Curry, Randy D.; Feltz, Greg; Bliss, David Emery; MacGregor, Scott (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Corley, J. P. (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Anaya, Victor (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Wallace, Zachariah (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Thoma, Carsten (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Neuber, Andreas. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

    2007-03-01

    In October 2005, an intensive three-year Laser Triggered Gas Switch (LTGS) development program was initiated to investigate and solve observed performance and reliability issues with the LTGS for ZR. The approach taken has been one of mission-focused research: to revisit and reassess the design, to establish a fundamental understanding of LTGS operation and failure modes, and to test evolving operational hypotheses. This effort is aimed toward deploying an initial switch for ZR in 2007, on supporting rolling upgrades to ZR as the technology can be developed, and to prepare with scientific understanding for the even higher voltage switches anticipated needed for future high-yield accelerators. The ZR LTGS was identified as a potential area of concern quite early, but since initial assessments performed on a simplified Switch Test Bed (STB) at 5 MV showed 300-shot lifetimes on multiple switch builds, this component was judged acceptable. When the Z{sub 20} engineering module was brought online in October 2003 frequent flashovers of the plastic switch envelope were observed at the increased stresses required to compensate for the programmatically increased ZR load inductance. As of October 2006, there have been 1423 Z{sub 20} shots assessing a variety of LTGS designs. Numerous incremental and fundamental switch design modifications have been investigated. As we continue to investigate the LTGS, the basic science of plastic surface tracking, laser triggering, cascade breakdown, and optics degradation remain high-priority mission-focused research topics. Significant progress has been made and, while the switch does not yet achieve design requirements, we are on the path to develop successively better switches for rolling upgrade improvements to ZR. This report summarizes the work performed in FY 2006 by the large team. A high-level summary is followed by detailed individual topical reports.

  13. Low-voltage, high-performance InAs/AlSb HEMTs with power gain above 100 GHz at 100 mV drain bias

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    Rodwell, Mark J. W.

    confinement, and the In0.5Al0.5As layer acts as a stable low-leakage cap [1]. In addition, the InAs quantum low gate-leakage linear current density of 2 nA/µm at -200 mV gate bias. The structures reported in the present work were grown on semi-insulating GaAs substrates in a Varian Gen II MBE machine employing valved

  14. The effect of a paraffin screen on the neutron dose at the maze door of a 15 MV linear accelerator

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    Krmar, M.; Kuzmanovi?, A. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000 (Serbia)] [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000 (Serbia); Nikoli?, D. [National Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada)] [National Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada); Kuzmanovi?, Z. [International Medical Centers, Banja Luka 78000, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegowina)] [International Medical Centers, Banja Luka 78000, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Ganezer, K. [Physics Department, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California 90747 (United States)] [Physics Department, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California 90747 (United States)

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a paraffin screen located at various positions in the maze on the neutron dose equivalent at the maze door.Methods: The neutron dose equivalent was measured at the maze door of a room containing a 15 MV linear accelerator for x-ray therapy. Measurements were performed for several positions of the paraffin screen covering only 27.5% of the cross-sectional area of the maze. The neutron dose equivalent was also measured at all screen positions. Two simple models of the neutron source were considered in which the first assumed that the source was the cross-sectional area at the inner entrance of the maze, radiating neutrons in an isotropic manner. In the second model the reduction in the neutron dose equivalent at the maze door due to the paraffin screen was considered to be a function of the mean values of the neutron fluence and energy at the screen.Results: The results of this study indicate that the equivalent dose at the maze door was reduced by a factor of 3 through the use of a paraffin screen that was placed inside the maze. It was also determined that the contributions to the dosage from areas that were not covered by the paraffin screen as viewed from the dosimeter, were 2.5 times higher than the contributions from the covered areas. This study also concluded that the contributions of the maze walls, ceiling, and floor to the total neutron dose equivalent were an order of magnitude lower than those from the surface at the far end of the maze.Conclusions: This study demonstrated that a paraffin screen could be used to reduce the neutron dose equivalent at the maze door by a factor of 3. This paper also found that the reduction of the neutron dose equivalent was a linear function of the area covered by the maze screen and that the decrease in the dose at the maze door could be modeled as an exponential function of the product ?·E at the screen.

  15. TH-E-17A-11: Tracking Tumor’s Boundary in MV Image Sequences for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Zhang, X; Homma, N; Ichiji, K; Abe, M; Sugita, N; Yoshizawa, M; Narita, Y; Takai, Y

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To develop a level set method (LSM)-based algorithm to track the tumor’s boundary in MV image sequences for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Method: Four MV image sequences, each of which consists of 100 frames at frame rate of 7.5 Hz, are acquired by using the electronic portal imaging device (EPID) (Varian Medical Systems, Pal Alto, USA) during the treatment of lung cancer. In the first frame of each sequence, we roughly delineate an initial contour of the target tumor by hand. Using a LSM-based algorithm, the initial contour can automatically shape itself to fit the tumor, and eventually detect the tumor’s boundary. We then employ the tumor’s boundary obtained from the previous frame as the initial contour in the subsequent frame, so that the LSM-based method can drive this initial contour to the tumor’s boundary quickly and fulfill a tracking task. Results: The proposed method has been evaluated on four MV image sequences. The mean tracking errors were 0.23, 0.29, 0.37, and 1.18 mm, and their corresponding standard deviations were 0.97, 0.75, 1.2 and 1.48 mm, respectively. Conclusion: Compared with conventional tumor tracking techniques, the proposed system is capable not only of tracking the tumor’s position, but also of detecting the tumor’s boundary varying with the respiration during the treatment. Considering current radiation therapy technique, for example, dynamical multi-leaf collimator (DMLC) has been widely applied in clinical treatment, this study indicates the potential for significant accuracy improvement in radiation therapy. This work was partially supported by a research grant from Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, California)

  16. SU-E-T-322: The Evaluation of the Gafchromic EBT3 Film in Low Dose 6 MV X-Ray Beams with Different Scanning Modes

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    Lee, H; Sung, J; Yoon, M; Kim, D; Chung, W

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: We have evaluated the response of the Gafchromic EBT3 film in low dose for 6 MV x-ray beams with two scanning modes, the reflection scanning mode and the transmission scanning mode. Methods: We irradiated the Gafcromic EBT3 film using a 60 degree enhanced dynamic wedge (EDW) with 6 MV x-ray beams from Clinac iX Linear accelerator (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA). The irradiated Gafchromic EBT3 film was scanned with different scanning modes, the reflection scanning mode and the transmission scanning mode. The scanned Gafchromic EBT3 film was analyzed with MATLAB. Results: When 7.2 cGy was irradiated to the Gafchromic EBT3 film, the uncertainty was 0.54 cGy with reflection scanning mode and was 0.88 cGy with transmission scanning mode. When 24 cGy was irradiated to the Gafchromic EBT3 film, the uncertainty was similar to the case of 7.2 cGy irradiation showing 0.51 cGy of uncertainty with reflection scanning mode and 0.87 cGy of uncertainty with transmission scanning mode. The result suggests that the reflection mode should be used in Gafchromic EBT3 film for low irradiation. Conclusion: The result suggests that the reflection mode should be used in Gafchromic EBT3 film for low irradiation.

  17. Measurement and Verification (M&V

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    Masuda, H

    2014-01-01

    Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 E ne rg y us ag e Ambient Temperature Mean E ne rg y us ag e Ambient Temperature SLR E ne rg y us ag e Ambient Temperature 3P-CP E ne rg y us ag e Ambient Temperature 4P-CP 10 E ne rg y... us ag e Ambient Temperature 5P-CP Three-Parameter Change Point Four-Parameter Change Point Five-Parameter Change Point Typical Option C Baseline Models ESL-KT-14-11-39 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18...

  18. Revised 01/15/2014 MV3 MV4 Safety Checklist

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    of the day and a new entry (trip) should be started daily when not returning to the domicile. · Date- This includes the date the trip was taken. If an overnight trip is required, a new entry should be started each Mileage, Gallons of Fuel, Fuel Cost, Totals per Date from back of form, Down Days, Driver Initials

  19. Electric Utility Industrial DSM and M&V Program 

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    Lau, K. P. K.

    2008-01-01

    BC Hydro is an electric utility with a service area covering over 95% of the province of British Columbia in Canada. Power Smart is BC Hydro’s demand-side-management (DSM) division. Power Smart develops, operates and manages various DSM programs...

  20. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    nEnergyPlus%2Bredirect%2B1 for discussion of simulation issues. 17 http:rredc.nrel.govsolarolddatansrdb1991-2005tmy3. 18 See ASHRAE Guideline 14-2015 and Section 4.2.2...

  1. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    staff. The persistence of the changes can be addressed through checking performance benchmarks, conducting periodic tune-ups, or a more aggressive commissioning approach. This...

  2. Miami, May, 2015 M/V MAERSK VILNIUS

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    research can be viewed in real or near-real time on our laboratory's web pages. As we obtain the data, we place updates on the progress of our research, which can be accessed through our web pages.aoml.noaa.gov/phod) web pages. Of special interest to you could be the web pages where we show results obtained from high

  3. NOAA / AOML Thermosalinograph (TSG) M/V Explorer Manual

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    ..............................8 Iridium Freeze-Up 9 AMVERSEAS Freeze-Up 10 Blackout 10 NOAA/AOML TSG Procedures Page 1 of 10 #12

  4. MHK ISDB/Instruments/POS MV Surfmaster | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas:Montezuma,Information MHK ISDB/Instruments/Nortek Aquadopp Current MeterPage Edit

  5. Automotive Accessibility and Efficiency Meet in the Innovative MV-1 |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p a l De p uBUS SERVICE SUBSIDIES AT THEEnergyAO is theDepartment of

  6. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING, VOL. 13, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2005 263 Wireless Multichannel Biopotential Recording Using

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    Wang, Xiaoqin

    263 Wireless Multichannel Biopotential Recording Using an Integrated FM Telemetry Circuit Pedram, and wireless frequency-modulation transmission of microvolt- and millivolt-range input biopotentials

  7. Application of Risk Analysis to Evaluating M&V Requirement for Energy Efficiency Program 

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    Tan, G.; Gregoire, C.; Gogte, S.; Gowans, D.

    2007-01-01

    administrative efficiencies, but also with increased risk that the estimated savings may not be realized. This paper presented a risk analysis of the threshold for small lighting projects by running a Monte Carlo simulation. The preliminary result of this study...

  8. State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)

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    DOE’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) supports the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) and the State Energy Program (SEP) by providing state, local, and tribal officials the tools and resources needed to implement successful and sustainable clean energy programs.

  9. Waveguide detuning caused by transverse magnetic fields on a simulated in-line 6 MV linac

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    St Aubin, J.; Steciw, S.; Fallone, B. G. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2010-09-15

    Purpose: Due to the close proximity of the linear accelerator (linac) to the magnetic resonance (MR) imager in linac-MR systems, it will be subjected to magnet fringe fields larger than the Earth's magnetic field of 5x10{sup -5} T. Even with passive or active shielding designed to reduce these fields, some magnitude of the magnetic field is still expected to intersect the linac, causing electron deflection and beam loss. This beam loss, resulting from magnetic fields that cannot be eliminated with shielding, can cause a detuning of the waveguide due to excessive heating. The detuning, if significant, could lead to an even further decrease in output above what would be expected strictly from electron deflections caused by an external magnetic field. Thus an investigation of detuning was performed through various simulations. Methods: According to the Lorentz force, the electrons will be deflected away from their straight course to the target, depositing energy as they impact the linac copper waveguide. The deposited energy would lead to a heating and deformation of the copper structure resulting in resonant frequency changes. PARMELA was used to determine the mean energy and fraction of total beam lost in each linac cavity. The energy deposited into the copper waveguide from the beam losses caused by transverse magnetic fields was calculated using the Monte Carlo program DOSRZnrc. From the total energy deposited, the rise in temperature and ultimately the deformation of the structure was estimated. The deformed structure was modeled using the finite element method program COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS to determine the change in cavity resonant frequency. Results: The largest changes in resonant frequency were found in the first two accelerating cavities for each field strength investigated. This was caused by a high electron fluence impacting the waveguide inner structures coupled with their low kinetic energies. At each field strength investigated, the total change in accelerator frequency was less than a manufacturing tolerance of 10 kHz and is thus not expected to have a noticeable effect on accelerator performance. Conclusions: The amount of beam loss caused by magnetic fringe fields for a linac in a linac-MR system depends on the effectiveness of its magnetic shielding. Despite the best efforts to shield the linac from the magnetic fringe fields, some persistent magnetic field is expected which would result in electron beam loss. This investigation showed that the detuning of the waveguide caused by additional electron beam loss in persistent magnetic fields is not a concern.

  10. Miami, May, 2013 Captain of the M/V Jolly Oro

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    the seasonal and interannual fluctuations in the upper layer heat storage, now being complemented by profiling an oceanographic and climate observing system to, for example, measure the upper ocean thermal structure storage and global transport of heat and fresh water, which is crucial to improve climate prediction

  11. A Study of Sparse-Matrix Vector Multiplication (SpMV) on Different Architectures and Libraries

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    Negrut, Dan

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4 Discussion 5 2 #12;1 Introduction ViennaCL is a free open-source linear algebra libraryViennaCL is available [4]. The cuSPARSE library contains a set of basic linear algebra subroutines used for handling sparse matrices. It is implemented on top of the NVIDIA CUDA runtime (which is part of the CUDA Toolkit

  12. A batteryless thermoelectric energy-harvesting interface circuit with 35mV startup voltage

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    Ramadass, Yogesh Kumar

    A batteryless thermoelectric energy-harvesting interface circuit to extract electrical energy from human body heat is implemented in a 0.35 ?m [mu m] CMOS process. A mechanically assisted startup circuit enables operation ...

  13. Construction of MV-6 Well Pad at the Central Nevada Test Area Completed |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p aDepartmentEnergy comparing LEDCSAC Charter 1.0Department of

  14. 24/06/2009 MV/24/09 MVetMed Programme Specification and Assessment & Award Regulations

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    Daley, Monica A.

    and teaching skills, who are able to take advantage of current developments in information technology 18 skills and experience in conducting research projects · produce graduates with good communication methodology · ethical and welfare issues relating to clinical practice, Assessment by · Continuous formative

  15. Development of a Monitoring and Verification (M&V) Plan and Baseline for the Fort Hood ESPC Project 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Liu, Z.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Lynn, B.; Underwood, D.

    2004-01-01

    (kWh,kW) 6,439 0 0 $0.01 $0.01 87014 CO HQ Building 14,162 87000 Block STEAM WBE(kWh,kW) 32,892 96 0 $0.16 $0.16 87015 Enlisted UPH 42,306 87000 Block STEAM WBE(kWh,kW) 6,502 3 0 $0.01 $0.01 87016 CO HQ Building 25,168 87000 Block STEAM WBE(kWh,kW) 50,197....1. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Rpt No. LBL-8689 Rev. 2; DOE-2 User Coordination Office, LBL, Berkeley, CA. LBL. 1981. DOE-2 Engineers Manual, Ver. 2.1A, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory...

  16. WE-G-17A-09: Novel Magnetic Shielding Design for Inline and Perpendicular Integrated 6 MV Linac and 1.0 T MRI Systems

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    Li, X; Ma, B; Kuang, Y; Diao, X

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: The influence of fringe magnetic fields delivered by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the beam generation and transportation in Linac is still a major challenge for the integration of linear accelerator and MRI (Linac-MRI). In this study, we investigated an optimal magnetic shielding design for Linac-MRI and further characterized the beam trajectory in electron gun. Methods: Both inline and perpendicular configurations were analyzed in this study. The configurations, comprising a Linac-MRI with a 100cm SAD and an open 1.0 T superconductive magnet, were simulated by the 3D finite element method (FEM). The steel shielding around the Linac was included in the 3D model, the thickness of which was varied from 1mm to 20mm, and magnetic field maps were acquired with and without additional shielding. The treatment beam trajectory in electron gun was evaluated using OPERA 3d SCALA with and without shielding cases. Results: When Linac was not shielded, the uniformity of diameter sphere volume (DSV) (30cm) was about 5 parts per million (ppm) and the fringe magnetic fields in electron gun were more than 0.3 T. With shielding, the magnetic fields in electron gun were reduced to less than 0.01 T. For the inline configuration, the radial magnetic fields in the Linac were about 0.02T. A cylinder steel shield used (5mm thick) altered the uniformity of DSV to 1000 ppm. For the perpendicular configuration, the Linac transverse magnetic fields were more than 0.3T, which altered the beam trajectory significantly. A 8mm-thick cylinder steel shield surrounding the Linac was used to compensate the output losses of Linac, which shifted the magnetic fields' uniformity of DSV to 400 ppm. Conclusion: For both configurations, the Linac shielding was used to ensure normal operation of the Linac. The effect of magnetic fields on the uniformity of DSV could be modulated by the shimming technique of the MRI magnet. NIH/NIGMS grant U54 GM104944, Lincy Endowed Assistant Professorship.

  17. Static IMRT and VMAT planning on 6 MV Flattened and Flattening-Filter-Free Beams of a TrueBeam VirtuaLinac System

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    Yan, Yue; Saenz, Daniel; Paliwal, Bhudatt R

    2015-01-01

    In this manuscript, we investigated the accuracy of the entire chain of phase space files generated by the TrueBeam VirtuaLinac system in clinical treatment plans. Good agreement was obtained between the MC simulation and the clinical golden data for both flattened and FFF beams. The relative magnitude of agreement between MC and golden beam data presented in this research may assist a physicist in terms of the percent dose deviation that one may expect when using MC data for verification purposes.

  18. gradient, df/dz, across the condensate. Such a gradient may be imprinted by a condensate velocity, because df=dz mv=h, where

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    Ganichev, Sergey

    gradient, df/dz, across the condensate. Such a gradient may be imprinted by a condensate velocity,13 , which accounts for far fewer atoms than the number contained in the initial repulsive condensate. Apparently, most of the atoms from the collapsing condensate are lost, while only a small fraction remain

  19. Calculations of atomic sputtering and displacement cross-sections in solid elements by electrons with energies from threshold to 1. 5 MV

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    Bradley, C.R.

    1988-12-01

    The kinetics of knock-on collisions of relativistic electrons with nuclei and details of the numerical evaluation of differential, recoil, and total Mott cross-sections are reviewed and discussed. The effects of electron beam induced displacement and sputtering, in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) environment, on microanalysis are analyzed with particular emphasis placed on the removal of material by knock-on sputtering. The mass loss predicted due to transmission knock-on sputtering is significant for many elements under conditions frequently encountered in microanalysis. Total Mott cross-sections are tabulated for all naturally occurring solid elements up to Z = 92 at displacement energies of one, two, four, and five times the sublimation energy and for accelerating voltages accessible in the transmission electron microscope. Fortran source code listings for the calculation of the differential Mott cross-section as a function of electron scattering angle (dMottCS), as a function of nuclear recoil angle (RECOIL), and the total Mott cross-section (TOTCS) are included. 48 refs., 21 figs., 12 tabs.

  20. The determination of sulfur-containing surfactants with a high pressure liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry system 

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    Hobill, Jonathan Edward

    1987-01-01

    and standard millivolt intensities 81 20 Detection limits for nickel calculated by using the blank and standard millivolt intensities 82 Detection limits of sulfur in methanol/water (411 v/v) matrix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 22 Detection limits of sulfur... data from the PDP 11/03 to the PDP 11/44 and Z-8 computers). 100 DZM M(48) ID(48) IF(5) 105 REM DZM MZLLZVOLT ZNTES1TIES (M), INSTRUMENT PARAMETERS (D) AND 106 REM PZLE NAME FOR DATA STORAGE (F) 220 SENDS (5) 222 REM SEND TO ll/44 230 PRINT "RUN...

  1. A Programmable 210 V Offset Rail-to-Rail GMC Filter

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    milli-Volts glitch at the input of a high- speed high-resolution comparator, for instance, may1 A Programmable 210 µV Offset Rail-to-Rail GM­C Filter H. Pooya Forghani-zadeh1 , Student Member. Programmability is also a feature of growing significance because high performance state-of-the-art systems must

  2. Zoology 112 (2009) 442450 Electric organ morphology and function in the lesser electric ray,

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    Kajiura, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    foraging or feeding on live prey. r 2009 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved. Keywords: Torpediniformes (tens of millivolts; Bennett, 1971). These weak EODs are used in intraspecific communication (Bratton.elsevier.de/zool 0944-2006/$ - see front matter r 2009 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2009

  3. Z .Journal of Power Sources 90 2000 5963 www.elsevier.comrlocaterjpowsour

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    Park, Byungwoo

    Z .Journal of Power Sources 90 2000 59­63 www.elsevier.comrlocaterjpowsour Electrochemical have a voltage penalty of a few hundred millivolts, which reduce the cell voltage and power density, extensive studies have been carried out on Mg­Ni alloys for hydro- w xgen storage materials 6­11 . To study

  4. Smart Sensing Strategies: Insights from a Biological Active Sensing System

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    Nelson, Mark E.

    of smart sensing systems in diverse engineering applications. Certain freshwater fish from South America and Africa, known as weakly electric fish, use self-generated electrical energy to actively probe their environment. The fish emit millivolt-level electrical discharges and detect microvolt-level voltage

  5. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Ordnung ber die Bildung eines Krperschaftsvermgens

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S

  6. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungsordnung fr den Bachelor-Studiengang Physik

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S

  7. Vierte Satzung zur nderung der Ordnung ber die Erhebung von Gebhren

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S

  8. Studienordnung fr den Bachelor-Teilstudiengang Politikwissenschaft

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S

  9. Prfungsordnung fr den Masterstudiengang (M.Sc.) ,,Health Care Management "

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S

  10. 820 mV open-circuit voltages from Cu2O/CH3CN junctions Chengxiang Xiang, Gregory M. Kimball, Ronald L. Grimm, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Harry A. Atwater*

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    Kimball, Gregory

    no observable photocorrosion during operation in the nonaqueous electrolyte. The semiconductor/liquid junctions thus provide a noninvasive method to investigate the energy-conversion properties of cuprous oxide) is an attractive material for water photoelectrolysis and for photovoltaics because of the low cost, high

  11. High-Power Converters and AC Drives IEEE PESC2005 Tutorial

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    Wu, Bin

    Overview · MV Drive Applications Industry Application Examples Petrochemical Pipeline pumps, gas Introduction Main Topics · Medium Voltage (MV) Drive Overview · High Power Converter Topologies · MV Industrial Topic 1 Introduction MV Drive Overview · MV Drive Market Survey Main purpose for high-power fan/pump

  12. Fact #698: October 24, 2011 Changes in the Federal Highway Administrat...

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    and MF-27), vehicle registration data (MV-1, MV-9, and MV-10), other data such as R.L. Polk vehicle data, and a host of modeling techniques. Starting with the 2009 VM-1, an...

  13. Mecanica celeste: Ecuaciones del movimiento Christian Nitschelm

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    Nitschelm, Christian

    /O = - OA mV = r mV (4) El c´alculo de la diferencial del momento cin´etico con respecto al tiempo permite

  14. Promotionsordnung der Medizinischen Fakultt der

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , das zuletzt durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom 16

  15. Studienordnung fr den weiterbildenden Masterstudiengang

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , zuletzt geändert durch Artikel 19 des Gesetzes

  16. Universitt Rostock Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultt

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    Wolkenhauer, Olaf

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , zuletzt geändert durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes

  17. Studienordnung fr den Masterstudiengang (M.Sc.) ,,Health Care Management"

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , geändert durch Gesetz vom 2. Februar 2006 (GVOBl

  18. Nichtamtliche Lesefassung Promotionsordnung

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG-MV) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M.-V. S. 398), das durch das Gesetz vom 5. Juni 2003 (GVOBl. M

  19. Studienordnung fr den weiterbildenden Master-Studiengang

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , zuletzt geändert durch Artikel 19 des Gesetzes

  20. Zweite Satzung zur nderung der Ordnung ber die Erhebung von Gebhren

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    (LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398), geändert durch Art. 1 des Gesetzes vom 2. Februar 2006

  1. UNIVERSITT ROSTOCK AMTLICHE BEKANNTMACHUNGEN

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    Wolkenhauer, Olaf

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz- LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 in der Fassung

  2. Amtliche Bekanntmachungen 1. Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Bachelor-

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    Wolkenhauer, Olaf

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , das zuletzt

  3. Entgeltordnung fr den Master-Studiengang ,,Kriminologie und Strafrechtspflege"

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    in Verbindung mit 31 Abs. 3 des Landeshochschul- gesetzes (LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398

  4. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. ANNUAL REPORT FY 1980

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01

    TO SET AUX ELECTRODE RELAY MV END TEST CELL PARAMETERS DRIVEFOR TEST CELL DAC START MV AUX ELECTRODE RELAY 'ON' PLATE

  5. FEL Design Studies at LBNL: Activities and Plans

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    Corlett, John N.

    2009-01-01

    for 0.75 MV on gap Peak wall power density Unit MHz MV cmof the power density on the cavity walls, which allows CW

  6. Siebte Satzung zur nderung der Ordnung ber die Erhebung von Gebhren an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitt Greifswald

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V 2011, S. 18), zuletzt,50 mit Antragstellung 16) Gasthörergebühr (§ 22 LHG M-V) 50,00 mit Zulassung 17) Zugangs- und Erweiterungsprüfung für Berufstätige (§ 19 LHG M-V) 100,00 mit Zulassung Zulassungsverfahren für Zugangs- und

  7. Studienordnung fr den Bachelorteilstudiengang ffentliches Recht

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    die Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002

  8. Studienordnung fr den Bachelor-Teilstudiengang Slawistik

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG-MV) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M

  9. Transformer current sensor for superconducting magnetic coils

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    Shen, S.S.; Wilson, C.T.

    1985-04-16

    The present invention is a current transformer for operating currents larger than 2kA (two kiloamps) that is capable of detecting a millivolt level resistive voltage in the presence of a large inductive voltage. Specifically, the present invention includes substantially cylindrical primary turns arranged to carry a primary current and substantially cylindrical secondary turns arranged coaxially with and only partially within the primary turns, the secondary turns including an active winding and a dummy winding, the active and dummy windings being coaxial, longitudinally separated and arranged to mutually cancel voltages excited by commonly experienced magnetic fields, the active winding but not the dummy winding being arranged within the primary turns.

  10. NIS codes: OS = new/renewal on-site visit PT = proficiency testing on-site FOLUP = follow-up assessment MV = monitoring visit PRE = pre-assessment MOVE = on-site after lab move ADDTM = on-site to assess additions to scope

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    NIS codes: OS = new/renewal on-site visit PT = proficiency testing on-site FOLUP = follow nonconformities only) #12;NIS codes: OS = new/renewal on-site visit PT = proficiency testing on-site FOLUP

  11. High-ResolutionReal-Time and Color-Flow MRI of Nitinol Stents M. Terashima,E. de la Pena-Almaguer,K.S. Nayak,J.M. Pauly, P.C. Yang, B.S. Hu, M.V. McConnell

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    Nayak, Krishna

    High-ResolutionReal-Time and Color-Flow MRI of Nitinol Stents M. Terashima,E. de la Pena, but they typically impair MR imaging. Nitinol stents, in contrast, have reduced artifacts and may allow real-time MRI placed in the aorta. Nitinol stent patency was seen in vivo with both high-resolution real-time and color

  12. Interpretation of self-potential measurements during injection...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    indicate a small negative change. The magnitude of the change (5 to 10 mV) is near the noise level (5 mV) but they extend over a fairly broad area. The presence of a cathodic...

  13. Comparative Effectiveness of Analgesic Sedation as Primary Sedation in Medical ICU Patients vs. Conventional Sedation and Analgesia Regimens

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    Taylor, Scott M.

    2014-05-31

    ventilation (MV). Pharmacotherapy including analgesics, sedatives, and antipsychotics are considered the standard of care to optimize patient safety and comfort during MV. Although the use of analgesics, sedatives, and antipsychotic therapies in the ICU...

  14. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungsordnung fr den Bachelorteilstudiengang Geschichte

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    mit § 38 Absatz 1 des Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. September 2012, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1

  15. Zweite Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungsordnung des Bachelorstudiengangs Geographie

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), zuletzt 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der Ernst

  16. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Eignungsprfungsordnung fr die Studiengnge Kirchenmusik (Diplom), Musik (Bachelor), Musikwissenschaft

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der Ernst

  17. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungsordnung fr den Bachelorstudiengang Physik

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß § 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und § 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 Grundordnung die

  18. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Gemeinsamen Prfungs-und Studienordnung fr Bachelor-Teilstudiengnge

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der Ernst

  19. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Studiengang Bachelor fr Mathematik mit Informatik (Bachelor of

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398 §§ 81 Abs. 7 LHG und 20 Abs. 1 Satz 2 Grundordnung die Befugnis zur Beschlussfassung verliehen wurde

  20. Prfungsordnung fr die Deutsche Sprachprfung fr den Hochschulzugang

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 im Landeshochschulgesetz Mecklenburg- Vorpommern (LHG M-V) für die Aufnahme eines Studiums

  1. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungsordnung fr den Bachelorstudiengang Biologie

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    (LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), geändert durch 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung die Befugnis zur Beschlussfassung

  2. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungsordnung fr den Masterstudiengang Biochemie

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), geändert 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der Ernst

  3. Gate-Level Characterization: Foundations and Hardware Security Applications

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Security Keywords Gate-level characterization, thermal conditioning, hardware Trojan horse, manufacturing leakage energy, ever increasing sub- strate noise, profound and intrinsic manufacturing variabil- ity (MV rights management. However, GLC is challenging due to the existence of manufacturing variability (MV

  4. ARITHMETIC FAKE PROJECTIVE SPACES AND ARITHMETIC ...

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    2008-08-28

    or SUn according as v does or does not split in l, and Mv = Mv . If v ramifies in ..... As the numerator of this number is not a power of 7, according to Proposition 1 ...

  5. Vascular Biotransport Considerations in Signaling Cascades

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    Vandrangi, Prashanthi

    2012-01-01

    and collagen coated PTFE membranes, HEK confluent cellcellulosic, collagen coated PTFE, and polycarbonate0.67 mV, and collagen coated PTFE was -1.23 mV when soaked

  6. Design Studies for a VUV--Soft X-ray Free-Electron Laser Array

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    Corlett, J.

    2010-01-01

    0.75 MV at Q 0 (kW) Peak wall power density at 0.75 MV (W/cmlarge and the power density on the walls is small and

  7. Energy Performance Contracting for Texas: The Collaborative Process 

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    Huff, H.; Matthews, J.

    1998-01-01

    energy savings report is then sent to the Owner. The M&V guideline document also includes a number of M&V option descriptions developed for the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Options modeled on the IPMVP...

  8. The new generation of Electronic Portal Imaging Devices (EPID) based on the a-Si flat panel

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    Pouliot, Jean

    at the UCSF Cancer Center on a dual energy (6 & 18 MV) linac and clinical use and development of new

  9. Studienordnung fr den Bachelor-Teilstudiengang Geschichte

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschu- len des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl

  10. Studienordnung fr den Bachelor-Teilstudiengang Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF) an der

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M

  11. Studienordnung fr den B.A.-Teilstudiengang ffentliches Recht

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    - schulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M

  12. Promotionsordnung der Rechts-und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultt der

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschul- gesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M

  13. Studienordnung fr den Masterstudiengang

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschu- len des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl

  14. Johannesburg First Floor, 17 Baker Street,

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    Jarrett, Thomas H.

    and Installation of Rotary UPS, MV Indoor Switchgear and Power Transformers at the MeerKAT site near Carnarvon

  15. Reveille V - 2 

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    This is the 2003 final report for the U.S. Army Monitoring and Verification (M&V) costs project. The purpose of this project is to develop a M&V Costing Toolkit to be used by the government or third party planners to design a M&V plan...

  16. Dritte Satzung zur nderung der Gemeinsamen Prfungsordnung fr Bachelor-und Master-Studiengnge

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), zuletzt 2012 der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz

  17. Zweite Satzung zur nderung der Gemeinsamen Prfungs-und Studienordnung fr die Lehramtsstudiengnge an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), zuletzt-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald vom 13. Mai 2014, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und

  18. Satzung zur nderung der Studien-und Prfungsordnung fr den Bachelorstudiengang Psychologie an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitt

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBI. MV S. 18), zuletzt des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der

  19. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungs-und Studienordnung fr den Bachelorstudiengang Geographie

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), zuletzt. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der Ernst

  20. Satzung zur nderung von Regelungen zu Prfungsteilleistungen in den Lehramtsstudiengngen Evangelische Religion Gymnasium und Regionale

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBI. MV S. 18), zuletzt des Senats vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der

  1. I. Allgemeine Bestimmungen 1 Ziel und Zweck der Zugangsprfung

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    Wolkenhauer, Olaf

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1, geändert durch Arti- kel 1 des Gesetzes vom 5 Hochschulzugangsberechtigung im Sinne von § 18 Abs. 1 LHG M-V besitzen, können eine Zugangs- prüfung ablegen, durch welche die

  2. Dritte Satzung zur nderung der Ordnung ber die Erhebung von Gebhren

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S: Hochschulöffentlich bekannt gemacht am 18.10.2007 Genehmigung gemäß § 16 Abs. 5 LHG M-V erteilt mit Schreiben des

  3. Sechste Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Studiengang Humanmedizin

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S gemäß §§ 81 Ab- satz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 Grundordnung die Befugnis zur Beschlussfas- sung

  4. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Entgelteordnung fr den weiterbildenden Masterstudiengang

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18) erlässt die, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 21. April 2010 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2

  5. Satzung zur nderung der Prfungs-und Studienordnung fr den Bachelorteilstudiengang Kommunikationswissenschaft

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBI. M-V S. 18), zuletzt. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 Grundordnung die Befugnis zur

  6. From living cells to atoms Compartmentalisation in the cell

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    Economou, Tassos

    ;Mitochondrial Energy MetabolismMitochondrial Energy Metabolism #12;The Electrochemical Proton Gradient metabolism enzymes,lipid metabolism enzymes, porinporin IMSIMS 6% of total6% of total mitThe Electrochemical Proton Gradient 140 mV 60 mV (-1 pH unit) TOTAL 200 mV #12;Active transport processes are driven

  7. Programa Disciplina Interessado Nvel/Categoria Administrao Gesto da Inovao

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Inferenciais Bruno Saboya de Aragão M/V Arquitetura e Urbanismo Teoria do Projeto Jayme Wesley de Lima D/V Arquitetura e Urbanismo Teoria do Projeto Lucas Brasil Pereira M/V Arquitetura e Urbanismo Seminário em Arquitetura e Urbanismo Mariana Lima de Fontes M/V Arquitetura e Urbanismo Estudos Especiais em Desenho Urbano

  8. San Joaquin River Up-Stream DO TMDL Project Task 4: Monitoring Study Interim Task Report #3

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    2007-01-01

    feet Orp Turbid+ Chl Chl Battery Flow mV NTU ug/L RFU voltsfeet Orp Turbid+ Chl Chl Battery Flow mV NTU ug/L RFU volts+ Chl Chl Battery mV NTU ug/L RFU volts Flow CFS 1591.84

  9. Development of a mathematical model for determining drug absorption parameters in Caco-2 cell monolayers

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    Blaser, David

    2006-10-27

    C /**/** max ++??= BBabCabBab VSmCCPdt dC /*)(* ?= SmCCPSmMK MvSmCCPdtdM BabCab Cab CabCabAabCab *)(****)(* max ?? +??= A Cba CbaAAbaCbaAba VSm MK MvVSmCCP dt dC /**/*)(* max ++?= BCbaBbaBba VSmCCPdt dC /*)(* ??= SmMK MvSmCCPSmCCPdtdM Cba CbaAbaCbaCbaBbaCba...C /**/** max ++??= BBabCabBab VSmCCPdt dC /*)(* ?= SmCCPSmMK MvSmCCPdtdM BabCab Cab CabCabAabCab *)(****)(* max ?? +??= A Cba CbaAAbaCbaAba VSm MK MvVSmCCP dt dC /**/*)(* max ++?= BCbaBbaBba VSmCCPdt dC /*)(* ??= SmMK MvSmCCPSmCCPdtdM Cba CbaAbaCbaCbaBbaCba...

  10. 2058-D02 Rev F 8/15/2005 PO Box 366, 435 Route 206N, Newton, NJ 07860

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    Kleinfeld, David

    Bandwidth DC to 10MHz Noise (RMS) 0.28 mV 0.33 mV 0.44 mV NEP (960nm, 0dB) 1 x 10 -11 W/Hz Offset -5 mV 6 mV 15 mV NEP (960nm, 10dB) 8 x 10 -12 W/Hz 10 dB Setting NEP (960nm, 20dB) 5 x 10 -12 W/Hz Transimpedance Gain 1 4.7 x 10 4 V/A NEP (960nm, 30dB) 5 x 10 -12 W/Hz Trans. Gain (50) 1 2.35 x 10 4 V/A NEP

  11. Standard Measurement & Verification Plan for Lighting Equipment Retrofit or Replacement Projects

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2009-11-04

    This document provides a framework for a standard Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan for lighting projects. It was developed to support cost-effective retrofits (partial and complete replacements) of lighting systems and is intended to provide a foundation for an M&V plan for a lighting retrofit utilizing a "best practice" approach, and to provide guidance to site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations on what is essential for a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. This document provides examples of appropriate elements of an M&V plan, including the calculation of expected energy savings. The standard M&V plan, as provided, also allows for consistent comparison with other similar lighting projects. Although intended for lighting retrofit applications, M&V plans developed per this framework document may also be used for other non-lighting technology retrofits and new installations.

  12. Standard Measurement and Verification Plan for Lighting Retrofit Projects for Buildings and Building Sites

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2012-10-31

    This document provides a framework for standard measurement and verification (M&V) of lighting retrofit and replacement projects. It was developed to provide site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations with the essential elements of a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. It includes details on all aspects of effectively measuring light levels of existing and post-retrofit projects, conducting power measurement, and developing cost-effectiveness analysis. This framework M&V plan also enables consistent comparison among similar lighting projects, and may be used to develop M&V plans for non--lighting-technology retrofits and new installations.

  13. UNIVERSITT ROSTOCK AMTLICHE BEKANNTMACHUNGEN

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    Wolkenhauer, Olaf

    O) vom 29. Mai 2006 Aufgrund von § 2 Abs. 1 des Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl

  14. Dimensionality reduction by rank preservation Victor Onclinx, John A. Lee, Vincent Wertz, and Michel Verleysen

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    Verleysen, Michel

    of the IREC Institute and MLG. V.W. and M.V. are with the ICTEAM and MLG. Part of this paper presents research

  15. Estimating the Economic Boost of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in South Carolina

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    O’Neill, Justin; Mallory, Christy; Badgett, M.V. Lee

    2014-01-01

    Statistics Summary for South Carolina. Badgett, M.V. Lee &M. Cooke, (2010). “South Carolina Census Snapshot: 2010” (Impact of Travel on South Carolina Counties 2012. ” Scott

  16. LANL: Ion Beam Materials Laboratory

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and materials synthesis through ion implantation technology, and radiation damage stud- ies in gases, liquids, and solids. The laboratory's core is a 3.2 MV tandem ion...

  17. Well Completion Report for Corrective Action Unit 443 Central Nevada Test Area Nye County, Nevada

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    2009-12-01

    The drilling program described in this report is part of a new corrective action strategy for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 443 at the Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA). The drilling program included drilling two boreholes, geophysical well logging, construction of two monitoring/validation (MV) wells with piezometers (MV-4 and MV-5), development of monitor wells and piezometers, recompletion of two existing wells (HTH-1 and UC-1-P-1S), removal of pumps from existing wells (MV-1, MV-2, and MV-3), redevelopment of piezometers associated with existing wells (MV-1, MV-2, and MV-3), and installation of submersible pumps. The new corrective action strategy includes initiating a new 5-year proof-of-concept monitoring period to validate the compliance boundary at CNTA (DOE 2007). The new 5-year proof-of-concept monitoring period begins upon completion of the new monitor wells and collection of samples for laboratory analysis. The new strategy is described in the Corrective Action Decision Document/Corrective Action Plan addendum (DOE 2008a) that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection approved (NDEP 2008).

  18. Technical Report NREL/TP-7A2-48267

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    -conditioning KIUC Kauai Island Utility Cooperative kWh kilowatt-hour LCOE levelized cost of energy M&V measurement

  19. Opening Remarks, Grid Integration Initiative Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Loads Power Systems Integration Lab PV and Grid Simulators Energy Systems Integration Lab Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers Outdoor Test Area EVs, MV equipment Rooftop PV & Wind Energy...

  20. Heat Pump Water Heaters and American Homes: A Good Fit?

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    Franco, Victor

    2011-01-01

    M.V. Lapsa. 2001. Residential Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH)Calwell. 2005. Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters: Energyfor Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters Installed in

  1. A Power Reduction Technique Through Dynamic Runtime Algorithm For CMOS VLSI Circuits

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    Kadry, Syed Md. Jaffrey Al-

    2012-01-01

    200mV . . . . . . . .Standard Cell Leakage Power Comparisonbody Bias . Standard Cell Switching Power Comparison withPower and Delay data for FBB on Basic Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  2. Downside Risk Constraints and Currency Hedging in International Portfolios: the Asian and Late-2000 Crisis 

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    Zhou, Ying

    2012-02-14

    The Financial Crisis, indicate that SF portfolio outperforms MV portfolio during most of the times, this result is especially obvious for Indonesian and Thailand....

  3. Organic composition and environmental conditions in mangrove sediments : a key for reconstructing the evolution of theFrench Guiana coast.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    values (range : 200 to 400mV), due to the oxygen made available by mangrove roots (Sholander et al., 1955

  4. Jeudi 3 octobre 2013 Grid integration of REN

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    Canet, Léonie

    of Smartgrids Nouredine Hadjsaid, Grenoble INP/ENSE3, laboratoire G2ELAB, CNRS #12;MV/LV 20kV/400V HV/MV 63kV/20 de distribution Opérateur Système Production Transport Distribution SmartGrids Evolution: Value chain and implication SmartGrids value chain Interface des c Interface des c #12;Tools for managing complexity ICT

  5. Published: April 29, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 5025 dx.doi.org/10.1021/es103875d |Environ. Sci. Technol. 2011, 45, 50255031

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    Chromium Reduction and Electricity Generation from Biocathode Microbial Fuel Cells Liping Huang,, * Xiaolei ' INTRODUCTION A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a device that extracts energy from wastes and wastewaters through well studied.4 Optimized biocathode potentials of 242 mV and 345 mV have been shown to reduce the time

  6. Review of Methods for Measuring and Verifying Savings from Energy Conservation Retrofits to Existing Buildings 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.

    2003-01-01

    The Measurement & Verification (M&V) process has evolved in the last 15 years to provide a high confidence approach for determining the resulting savings from a variety of retrofits and energy efficiency enhancements. M&V has a dual role. First...

  7. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungsordnung des Masterstudiengangs ,,Health Care Management" an der

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , zuletzt geändert durch das Gesetz vom 10. Juli. Februar 2007, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 3. Mai 2006 gemäß §§ 81 Abs. 7 LHG und 20 Abs. 1 Satz 2 der

  8. Dritte Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Masterstudiengang ,,Health Care Management"

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , das zuletzt durch Artikel 6 des des Senats vom 16. April 2008 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 Grundordnung die

  9. Zweite Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung des Masterstudiengangs ,,Health Care Management" an der

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , zuletzt geändert durch Artikel 19 des Geset LHG und 20 Abs. 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald die Befugnis

  10. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den B.A.-Teilstudiengang ,,ffentliches Recht"

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    ­ LHG M-V) vom 5. Juli 2002 (GVOBl. M-V S. 398)1 , zuletzt geändert durch Artikel 19 des Gesetzes vom 10. März 2007, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 3. Mai 2006 gemäß §§ 81 Abs. 7 LHG und 20 Abs. 1 Satz 2 der

  11. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungs-und Studienordnung fr den Bachelorteilstudiengang

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBl. M-V S. 18), zuletzt-Arndt-Universität Greifswald vom 11. Dezember 2013, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M

  12. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungsordnung des Masterstudiengangs Health Care Management

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M- V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBI. M-V S. 18), zuletzt der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2

  13. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Bachelorteilstudiengang Geschichte

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    mit § 39 Absatz 1 des Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25 vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 #12;2 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der

  14. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungs-und Studienordnung des Masterstudiengangs Biomathematik an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitt

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBI. M-V S. 18), zuletzt-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald vom 10. Juni 2014, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M

  15. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungs-und Studienordnung des Masterstudiengangs Mathematik an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitt

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    -Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 (GVOBI. M-V S. 18), zuletzt-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald vom 10. Juni 2014, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M

  16. Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds

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    Hull, Thomas C.

    Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds Thomas Hull Department of Mathematics Merrimack), a mountain-valley (MV) assignment is a function f : E {M,V} which indicates which crease lines are con- vex can be thought of as a structural blueprint of the fold.) Creases come in two types: mountain creases

  17. Erosion and Sedimentation on the Carnegie Ridge, Eastern Equatorial Pacific 

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    Brooks, Caroline Kelly

    2014-11-17

    ? The extent of erosion and re-deposition was studied during the R/V Melville cruise MV1014 from October to November 2010 to compare with geochemical estimates of sediment focusing. The MV1014 cruise acquired geochemical, geological and geophysical data...

  18. www.landesbioscience.com GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 1 GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 3:4, 1-5; October/November/December 2012; 2012 Landes Bioscience

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    is a strong constitutive pro- moter, generating high levels of gene expression in dicotyledon- ous plants fam- ily. CaMV was one of first plant DNA viruses to be studied, and its double-stranded circular DNA. The regulatory elements of CaMV have been used since the 1980s to express novel genes in plants;2 specifically

  19. Report of the First Texas National Egg-Laying Contest 

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    Kazmeier, F. W.

    1919-01-01

    This is the 2003 final report for the U.S. Army Monitoring and Verification (M&V) costs project. The purpose of this project is to develop a M&V Costing Toolkit to be used by the government or third party planners to design ...

  20. CONFERENCE REPORT The Role of Energy in the Emergence of Biology

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    Steinhoff, Heinz-Jürgen

    and Gas Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Gubkina 3, Moscow 119991, Russia M. Y. Galperin :E. V, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119992, Russia M. Y. Chudetsky Institute of Oil, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University( Moscow 119992, Russia A. Y. Mulkidjanian (*) School

  1. Complexity-Distortion Tradeoffs in Vector Matching based on Probabilistic Partial Distance Techniques

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    Ortega, Antonio

    requirements. The SAD of a motion vector mv is defined as S(mv) = (nx,ny)B |It(nx, ny) - It-1(nx + mvx, ny + mvy)| where It(nx, ny) is the intensity level of pixel (nx, ny) at frame t, B is normally the set

  2. CoWare, Inc. 1997-2003 System Level Design Tools

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    , Application- Specific Processors Software Complexity Battery Power Processor Performance Algorithmic ExampleExample ­­ SonySony ·· Sony MicroSony Micro--MV DCR IP7MV DCR IP7 -- First to MarketFirst to Market -- $1699 Retail Price$1699 Retail Price -- Utilized CoWare ·· Panasonic PVPanasonic PV--DC252DC252 -- 7

  3. Wavelets, Self-organizing Maps and Artificial Neural Nets for Predicting Energy Use and Estimating Uncertainties in Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings 

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    Lei, Yafeng

    2010-01-14

    .............................................. 4 II LITERATURE REVIEW ......................................................................................... 6 Review of DOE IPMVP & FEMP Guideline and ASHRAE Guideline 14..., certification requires the approval of an M&V plan which requires establishing a baseline energy use model to calculate energy savings after implementation of ECMs. Monitoring and verification (M&V) programs such as FEMP (DOE 2000), IPMVP (DOE 2007...

  4. EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH CERN -PS DIVISION

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    Keil, Eberhard

    for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) for an average accelerating gradient above 100 MV/m are electrical Abstract The main performance limits when designing acceler- ating structures for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) for an average accelerating gradient above 100 MV/m are electrical breakdown and material

  5. Stellar Rotation Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 215, c 2003 IAU

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    Owocki, Stanley P.

    magnetic confine- ment parameter', (= B2 eqR2 / Mv), which characterizes the ratio between magnetic field magnetic confinement parameter', (= B2 eqR2 / Mv), which characterizes the ratio between magnetic field. The Effects of Field-Aligned Rotation on the Magnetically Channeled Line-Driven Winds Asif ud-Doula Department

  6. PE, MASc, BSc, BEng, LEED AP Enermodal Engineering Ltd.

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Associates, Inc. #12;Creating energy and resource efficient buildings Agenda Why does it matter? How much energy does my building use? M&V Overview University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Police Station M&V Case Studies #12;Creating energy and resource efficient buildings Why Lower energy consumption

  7. Measurement&verification reality check: A yawning gapbetween theory and practice

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    Kumar, Satish; Haberl, Jeff; Claridge, David; Turner, Dan; O'Neal, Dennis; Sharp, Terry; Sifuentes, Teresa; Lopez, Felix; Taylor, Dub

    2002-06-01

    The success of an energy efficiency program should bemeasured in terms of the actual energy savings, and not against"stipulated" or estimated energy savings.Although M&V guidelines andprotocols have standardized methods for verifying energy savings accruingfrom the implementation of an energy efficiency project, M&V islargely viewed as a cost center rather than a value proposition. The jurymay still be out on the real value of M&V because it is oftenperceived as very expensive and too technical. This paper will reviewmeasured energy savings data from the Texas LoanSTAR Program and analyzeavailable data and program requirements of Federal and state performancecontracting programs that require some level of M&V to verify energysavings. The intent is to determine the role of M&V in differentprograms and what implications it has on the success or failure of theprograms. The paper concludes with suggestions to use M&V as a riskmanagement tool wherein both the service provider and the customer have avested interest to perform appropriate level of M&V to reduceuncertainty in energy savings in a cost effective manner.

  8. Utility of Megavoltage Fan-Beam CT for Treatment Planning in a Head-And-Neck Cancer Patient with Extensive Dental Fillings Undergoing Helical Tomotherapy

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    Yang, Claus; Liu Tianxiao; Jennelle, Richard L.; Ryu, Janice K.; Vijayakumar, Srinivasan; Purdy, James A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA (United States); Chen, Allen M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA (United States)], E-mail: allen.chen@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

    2010-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the potential utility of megavoltage fan-beam computed tomography (MV-FBCT) for treatment planning in a patient undergoing helical tomotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the presence of extensive dental artifact. A 28-year-old female with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma presented for radiation therapy. Due to the extensiveness of the dental artifact present in the oral cavity kV-CT scan acquired at simulation, which made treatment planning impossible on tomotherapy planning system, MV-FBCT imaging was obtained using the HI-ART tomotherapy treatment machine, with the patient in the treatment position, and this information was registered with her original kV-CT scan for the purposes of structure delineation, dose calculation, and treatment planning. To validate the feasibility of the MV-FBCT-generated treatment plan, an electron density CT phantom (model 465, Gammex Inc., Middleton, WI) was scanned using MV-FBCT to obtain CT number to density table. Additionally, both a 'cheese' phantom (which came with the tomotherapy treatment machine) with 2 inserted ion chambers and a generic phantom called Quasar phantom (Modus Medical Devices Inc., London, ON, Canada) with one inserted chamber were used to confirm dosimetric accuracy. The MV-FBCT could be used to clearly visualize anatomy in the region of the dental artifact and provide sufficient soft-tissue contrast to assist in the delineation of normal tissue structures and fat planes. With the elimination of the dental artifact, the MV-FBCT images allowed more accurate dose calculation by the tomotherapy system. It was confirmed that the phantom material density was determined correctly by the tomotherapy MV-FBCT number to density table. The ion chamber measurements agreed with the calculations from the MV-FBCT generated phantom plan within 2%. MV-FBCT may be useful in radiation treatment planning for nasopharyngeal cancer patients in the setting of extensive dental artifacts.

  9. High-Precision Measurements of the Superallowed Beta+ Decays of 38Ca and 46V 

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    Park, Hyo-In

    2012-10-19

    half-life measurement due to discriminator threshold or detector voltage. Black/open/grey symbols represent the three discriminator settings, 150 mV/200 mV/250 mV; the three detector biases, 2600V, 2700V and 2800V, are represented by the symbol.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 13 Measured time-decay spectrum for the total of all data obtained from the ?+ decay of 46V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 14 The implantation profiles of 46V (solid line) and 42Sc (dashed line) in and beyond the Mylar tape...

  10. March 2010 Groundwater Sampling at the Project Shoal Site, Nevada (Data Validation Package)

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    2011-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management conducted annual sampling at the Project Shoal Area (Shoal) in March 2010. Wells HC-4, HC-5, HC-7, HC-8, MV-1, MV-2 and MV-3 were sampled March 10-12, 2010, as specified in the Sampling and Analysis Plan for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Sites (LMS/PLN/S04351, continually updated). Wells HC-1, HC-2, HC-3, and HC-6 were sampled March 24, 2010, by Desert Research Institute personnel.

  11. Zinc/air battery R and D research and development of bifunctional oxygen electrode: Tasks I and II, Final report

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    Klein, M.; Viswanathan, S.

    1986-12-01

    Studies were conducted of the bifunctional oxygen electrode. The development of a rechargeable metal-oxygen (air) cell has been hampered to a great extent by the lack of a stable and cost effective oxygen electrode capable of use during both charge and discharge. The first type of bifunctional electrode consists of two distinct catalytifc layers. The oxygen reduction catalyst layer containing a supported gold catalyst is in contact with a hydrophilic nickel layer in which evolution of oxygen takes place. Loadings of gold from 0.5 to 1.0 mg/cm/sup 2/ were investigated; carbon, graphite, metal, and spinel oxides were evaluated as substrates. The second part of the research effort was centered on developing a reversible oxygen electrode containing only one catalytic layer for both reduction and evolution of oxygen. The work was directed specifically to the study of perovskite type of oxides with the composition AA/sup 1/BO/sub 3/ where A is an element of the lanthanide series, A/sup 1/ is an alkaline earth metal and B, a first row transition element. Initial polarization data obtained in unscrubbed air gave a value of approximately 200 millivolts vs Hg/HgO reference electrode at a current density of 50 ma/cm/sup 2/. Electrodes were made both by roll-bonding and by pelletizing techniques and tested for polarization and cycle life. This study also indicates the optimum process conditions for the manufacture of oxides and fabrication of electrodes.

  12. Fundamental measure theory for the electric double layer: implications for blue-energy harvesting and water desalination

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    Andreas Härtel; Mathijs Janssen; Sela Samin; René van Roij

    2015-03-06

    Capacitive mixing (CAPMIX) and capacitive deionization (CDI) are promising candidates for harvesting clean, renewable energy and for the energy efficient production of potable water, respectively. Both CAPMIX and CDI involve water-immersed porous carbon (supercapacitors) electrodes at voltages of the order of hundreds of millivolts, such that counter-ionic packing is important for the electric double layer (EDL) which forms near the surface of these porous materials. Thus, we propose a density functional theory (DFT) to model the EDL, where the White-Bear mark II fundamental measure theory functional is combined with a mean-field Coulombic and a mean spherical approximation-type correction to describe the interplay between dense packing and electrostatics, in good agreement with molecular dynamics simulations. We discuss the concentration-dependent potential rise due to changes in the chemical potential in capacitors in the context of an over-ideal theoretical description and its impact on energy harvesting and water desalination. Compared to less elaborate mean-field models our DFT calculations reveal a higher work output for blue-energy cycles and a higher energy demand for desalination cycles.

  13. Novel air electrode for metal-air battery with new carbon material and method of making same

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    Ross, Jr., Philip N. (Kensington, CA)

    1990-01-01

    A novel carbonaceous electrode support material is disclosed characterized by a corrosion rate of 0.03 wt. %/hour or less when measured a5 550 millivolts vs. a Hg/HgO electrode in a 30 wt. % KOH electrolyte a5 30.degree. C. The electrode support material comprises a preselected carbon black material which has been heat-treated by heating the material to a temperature of from about 2500.degree. to about 3000.degree. C. over a period of from about 1 to about 5 hours in an inert atmosphere and then maintaining the preselected carbon black material at this temperature for a period of at least about 1 hour, and preferably about 2 hours, in the inert atmosphere. A carbonaceous electrode suitable for use as an air electrode in a metal-air cell may be made from the electrode support material by shaping and forming it into a catalyst support and then impregnating it with a catalytically active material capable of catalyzing the reaction with oxygen at the air electrode of metal-air cell.

  14. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 22 (2007) 13591367 Large-conductance cholesterolamphotericin B channels

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey

    2007-01-01

    , Physiology and Pharmacology, Auburn University, 109 Greene Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA b Department of ±200 mV. The channel currents were inhibited by the addition of tetraethylammonium (TEA), potassium

  15. NL3281 Brownian motion 1 NL3281 Brownian motion

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    Kramer, Peter

    in the relation between the drag force Fdrag and velocity v of the particle in steady state motion (assuming a low Reynolds number): Fdrag = mv. (4) For a sphere of radius a moving through a fluid with dynamic viscosity µ

  16. Industrial Energy Efficiency Technical Review Guidelines and Best Practices 

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    Dalziel, N.

    2013-01-01

    . Methodology and Scope of Research: 1. Empirical analysis of reported energy savings at the application, reviewed (contracted), measurement and verification (M&V) and evaluation stages for multiple large or industrial incentive programs. a. Assess impact...

  17. Detection of Phonological Features in Continuous Speech using Neural Networks 

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    King, Simon; Taylor, Paul

    which uses binary features, 2) a multi valued (MV) feature system which uses traditional phonetic categories such as manner, place etc, and 3) Government Phonology (GP) which uses a set of structured primes. All experiments used recurrent neural networks...

  18. Satzung zur nderung der Prfungs-und Studienordnungen der Lehramtsstudiengnge Polnisch Gymnasium und Regionale Schule und

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    des Gesetzes über die Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung der

  19. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Universityof Rostock, in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) invites applications for

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    Wolkenhauer, Olaf

    :ralf.ludwig@uni-rostock.de **** Qualificationsare as per § 58 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LHG M. Theappointmentisoccupiedbythe "BerlinerModell".Theprofessorshipwill befilled according to § 61 LHG M-V as a position

  20. 1. Satzungsnderung zur Prfungs-und Studienordnung fr den Teilstudiengang Geographie im Lehramtsstudiengang Regionale

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    des Gesetzes über die Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M 2014 der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 16. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20 Absatz 1 Satz

  1. Zweite Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Studiengang Rechtswissenschaften

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) in der Fassung der der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der

  2. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Masterstudiengang Skandinavistik

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Absatz 1 des Gesetzes über die Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG vom 20. Juli 2009, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 16. April 2008 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG M-V und 20

  3. Sechste Satzung zur nderung der Prfungsordnung fr den Diplomstudiengang Betriebswirtschaftslehre

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    . V. m. § 38 Absatz 1 des Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. April 2014 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20 Absatz 1 Satz 2 der Grundordnung die Befugnis zur Beschluss

  4. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungsordnung fr den Masterstudiengang Mathematik

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Absatz 1 des Landeshochschulgesetzes (LHG M-V) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 25. Januar 2011 vom 04. März 2013, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 18. April 2012 gemäß §§ 81 Absatz 7 LHG und 20

  5. Dritte Satzung zur nderung der Studienordnung fr den Diplomstudiengang Biomathematik

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    Gesetzes über die Hochschulen des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz ­ LHG M-V) vom 5, der mit Beschluss des Senats vom 3. Mai 2006 gemäß §§ 81 Abs. 7 LHG und 20 Abs. 1 Satz 2 Grundordnung

  6. SU-E-T-423: TrueBeam Small Field Dosimetry Using Commercial Plastic

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    system and to compare them to values measured with an IBA CC01 ionization chamber and a Sun Nuclear Edge detector diode for 6 MV photon beams. Methods: The Exradin W1 is a new...

  7. TITLE AUTHORS SUBJECT SUBJECT RELATED DESCRIPTION PUBLISHER AVAILABILI...

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    system and to compare them to values measured with an IBA CC01 ionization chamber and a Sun Nuclear Edge detector diode for MV photon beams Methods The Exradin W1 is a new small...

  8. "Title","Creator/Author","Publication Date","OSTI Identifier...

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    system and to compare them to values measured with an IBA CC01 ionization chamber and a Sun Nuclear Edge detector diode for 6 MV photon beams. Methods: The Exradin W1 is a new...

  9. Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Recent Accomplishments and Challenges...

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    (ORNL) ETTP ORNL Y-12 City of Oak Ridge www.energy.govEM ORNL Scope MV: MSRE Salt Drain Tanks * Bethel Valley D&D and RA scope - 160 facilities - Isotope processing...

  10. Six mathematical gems from the history of Distance Geometry

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    2015-02-09

    Feb 9, 2015 ... Computers allow the efficient treatment of masses of data, some of which are incomplete and noisy. Many of ..... We only present the proof of the base case where. ?v ? V (mv > ...... University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.

  11. A high-gradient high-duty-factor Rf photo-cathode electron gun

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    Rimmer, Robert A.; Hartman, Neal; Lidia, Steven M.; Wang, Shaoheng

    2002-01-01

    approximately 13 MV/m, but in the gun cell the fields couldBeam Radius [mm] End of rf gun Uncompensated Compensated 6preliminary analysis of the gun indicates that the fields in

  12. Estimating the Economic Boost of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina

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    O’Neill, Justin; Mallory, Christy; Badgett, M.V. Lee

    2014-01-01

    Statistics Summary for North Carolina. Badgett, M.V. Lee &Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties 2012. ” Scott570 U.S. __ (2013). North Carolina Division of Tourism,

  13. External proton beam analysis of plasma facing materials for magnetic confinement fusion applications

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    Barnard, Harold Salvadore

    2009-01-01

    A 1.7MV tandem accelerator was reconstructed and refurbished for this thesis and for surface science applications at the Cambridge laboratory for accelerator study of surfaces (CLASS). At CLASS, an external proton beam ...

  14. Enhanced Photocatalytic Reduction of Methyl Viologen by Self-Assembling Ruthenium(II)Poly(Pyridyl) Complexes with L-Lysine Containing Side Chains

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    in some aromatic solvents, has been synthe- sized, and its photosensitized charge separation reaction has quantum yields for MV2+ photoreduction in methanol-toluene (1:1 v/v), in the presence of the sacrificial

  15. SU-E-T-423: TrueBeam Small Field Dosimetry Using Commercial Plastic...

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    diode for 6 MV photon beams. Methods: The Exradin W1 is a new small volume near-water equivalent and energy independent PSD manufactured by Standard Imaging, Inc. All...

  16. Alfonso X, Siete Partidas 2.21 De los caballeros

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    Craddock, Jerry R; Rodríguez-Velasco, Jesús

    2008-01-01

    nombrado senalado nombre asseyalat no seyalatto asseSegamjeto asse-ssegamjeto assesegamietoA-ssentar sse MV6 153v23 assetar se V10 81r28+ asentar=

  17. Fertilizers and Fertilizer Analyses: With the New Law Controlling the Sale of Fertilizers and Poisonous Insecticides in the State. 

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    Harrington, H. H.

    1899-01-01

    The concept of Measurement and Verification (M&V) of a new building continues to become more important because efficient design alone is often not sufficient to deliver an efficient building. Simulation models that are ...

  18. The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Latency-Associated Transcript Inhibits Phenotypic and Functional Maturation of Dendritic Cells

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    2012-01-01

    MV, et al. : The herpes simplex virus 1 latency-associatedfunctional exhaustion of virus-specific CD8 + T cells ininfected with herpes simplex virus 1. J Virol 3. Goldwich A,

  19. Alterations in the vimentin cytoskeleton in response to single impact load in an in vitromodel of cartilage damage in the rat

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    Henson, Frances M D; Vincent, Thea A

    2008-06-24

    articular cartilage: structure and distribution of actin, tubulin, and vimentin fil- aments. J Histochem Cytochem 2000, 48(10):1307-1320. 13. Lee DA, Knight MM, Bolton JF, Idowu BD, Kayser MV, Bader DL: Chondrocyte deformation within compressed agarose con...

  20. Microsoft Word - PAC99 Final Version.doc

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    of the cathode. A 1 mm accelerating gap was used, with a potential of 1 MV on the cathode. The emitting spot had a radius of .25 mm and the initial transverse and longitudinal...

  1. Public and Institutional Markets for ESCO Services: Comparing Programs, Practices and Prformance

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    Hopper, Nicole; Goldman, Charles; McWilliams, Jennifer; Birr, Dave; Stoughton McMordie, Kate

    2005-01-01

    ORNL/TM-2002/150, Oak Ridge, TN. IPMVP, 2001. “InternationalFUPWG GAO GSA GHP HVAC IDIQ IPMVP kBtu LBNL M&V MUSH NAESCOand Verification Protocol (IPMVP) was established in 1996 as

  2. Practical Knowledge about Data: Acquisition, Metering, Monitoring, and Management 

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    Herrin, D.

    2002-01-01

    projects also identify the trends or anomalies in buildings or equipment. M&V projects should adhere to more formal procedures such as the International Performance Measurement and Verifications Protocol (IPMVP). Monitoring and control (alarming...

  3. Better Buildings Alliance, Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign: Rooftop Unit Measurement and Verification (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01

    This document provides facility managers and building owners an introduction to measurement and verification (M&V) methods to estimate energy and cost savings of rooftop units replacement or retrofit projects to estimate paybacks or to justify future projects.

  4. The Economic Value of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

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    Badgett, M.V. Lee

    2010-01-01

    a statute prohibiting same-sex marriage). C AL . C ONST .VALUE OF MARRIAGE FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES M.V. Lee Badgett * Tfor Marriage by Same-Sex Couples

  5. Noise removal at the rod synapse of mammalian retina 

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    van Rossum, Mark; Smith, Robert

    1998-01-01

    Mammalian rods respond to single photons with a hyperpolarization of about 1 mV which is accompanied by continuous noise. Since the mammalian rod bipolar cell collects signals from 20-100 rods, the noise from the converging ...

  6. R/V Kilo Moana The R/V Kilo Moana is a 186' Small Waterplane

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    ' (Min) RANGE 10,000 NM @ 12 Kts GROSS TONNAGE 3060 IGT, 1407 RGT DISPLACEMENT 2542 LT at 25' draft FUEL Surface Search Radars · TSS, Inc. Model POS/MV 320 · Sperry Marine Decca Bridgemaster E250 · Dual Navigat

  7. Football - 1960-1969 - 47 

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    Unknown

    2006-09-15

    The amino-terminal 33 amino acids of the baculovirus integral membrane protein, ODV-E66, are sufficient for localization of fusion proteins to viralinduced intranuclear microvesicles (MV) and occlusion derived virus envelopes during infection...

  8. Tax and Fee Payments by Motor-Vehicle Users for the Use of Highways, Fuels, and Vehicles: Report #17 in the series: The Annualized Social Cost of Motor-Vehicle Use in the United States, based on 1990-1991 Data

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    Delucchi, Mark

    2005-01-01

    Petroleum and motor-vehicle industries paid substantially less corporate incomecorporate income taxes paid in the petroleum, motor-vehicle-income taxes to MV use (106 $)f Low High High 1330* CRUDE PETROLEUM,

  9. NERSC HPSS Client HSI

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    file permissions, etc. The command set has a UNIX look and feel (e.g. mv, mkdir, rm, cp, cd, etc.) so that moving through your HPSS directory tree is almost identical to what...

  10. Notch regulates the angiogenic response via induction of VEGFR-1

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    Funahashi, Yasuhiro; Shawber, Carrie J; Vorontchikhina, Marina; Sharma, Anshula; Outtz, Hasina H; Kitajewski, Jan

    2010-01-01

    JK), (F31HL090032-01) (HHO), (5K01DK744629, R01CA136673) (Japan. Authors’ contributions YF, CJS, MV, AS and HHO.performed experiments; HHO, CJS and YF, analyzed results and

  11. AMO FOA Targets Advanced Components for Next-Generation Electric...

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    program announced up to 20 million is now available to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed integrated MV drive systems for a wide...

  12. Mechanics 1: Week 19 Problem Solutions 1. First, we write down some preliminary quantities. The initial velocity is given by

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    Kerswell, Rich

    . height 0 + 1 2 mv2 0 = mgzmax + 1 2 m(v0 cos )2 , So, a bit of easy algebra gives: zmax = v2 0 sin2 2g = -2 v2 0 sin2 - 2gz 2g z 0 = t. Working through the algebra, you will find: z = (v0 sin )t - 1 2 gt2 . 2. The energy at the top of the incline is solely potential energy given by: mg sin . The energy

  13. Abstract-A programmable gain and bandwidth first-order low-pass Gm-C filter is proposed, designed, and simulated.

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    Abstract- A programmable gain and bandwidth first-order low-pass Gm-C filter is proposed, designed resulted in an input-referred offset of less than 0.5 mV and hand-over glitches below 5 mV. Keywords: Gm. Programmability A system-level schematic of the proposed monolithic Gm-C filter is shown in Fig. 1. The underlying

  14. Multipacting in a grooved choke joint at SRF gun for BNL ERL prototype

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    Xu, W.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Belomestnykh, S.; Burrill, A.; Holmes, D.; Kayran, D.; McIntyre, G.; Sheehy, B.

    2011-03-28

    The 703 MHz superconducting gun for BNL ERL prototype was tested at JLab with and without choke-joint and cathode stalk. Without choke-joint and cathode stalk, the gradient reached was 25 MV/m with Q{sup 0} {approx} 6E9. The gun cathode insertion port is equipped with a grooved choke joint for multipacting suppression. We carried out tests with choke-joint and cathode stalk. The test results show that there are at least two barriers at about 3.5 MV/m and 5 MV/m. We considered several possibilities and finally found that fine details of the grooved shape are important for multipacting suppression. A triangular groove with round crest may cause strong multipacting in the choke-joint at 3.5 MV/m, 5 MV/m and 10 MV/m. This paper presents the primary test results of the gun and discusses the multipacting analysis in the choke-joint. It also suggests possible solutions for the gun and multipacting suppressing for a similar structure.

  15. Guatemala's Motagua Valley: a neglected piece of the northern Caribbean puzzle

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    Johnson, K.R.; Muller, P.D.

    1985-01-01

    The arcuate ENE to WNW-trending Motagua Valley (MV) is the physiographic expression of the Motagua Valley Fault Zone (MFZ), part of the broad transform boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates in Nuclear Central America. The MV also marks a suture formed by Late Cretaceous collapse of a small(.) ocean basin by southward subduction beneath a northward migrating volcanic arc. The arc collided with the southern Yucatan Block (YB) in the Campanian-Maastrichtian. Latest Cretaceous thrusting, crustal downwarping, and flysch sedimentation (Sepur Fm) along the southern YB was followed by Paleogene uplift, initiation of strike-slip faulting, and deposition of continental clastics (Subinal Fm) in and south of the MV. Deposition of the Subinal Fm and coarse Neogene clastics within the MV occurred in pull-apart basins which were and continue to be uplift by transpression along the MFZ. Major (>100 km) Cenozoic sinistral displacement on the Caribbean-North American plate boundary required by the opening of the Cayman Trough is not documented by offset of distinct geological markers on land. The maximum demonstrated sinsitral offset on the MFZ is roughly 20 km, based on inferred separations of Plio-Quaternary alluvial fans from their source areas along the southern margin of the MV. However, large lateral offsets on the MFZ are strongly suggested by the presence of Cenozoic pull-apart basins in the valley, flower structures, and contrasting Cenozoic magmatic history of the basement terranes adjacent to the MV.

  16. Beam generation and planar imaging at energies below 2.40 MeV with carbon and aluminum linear accelerator targets

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    Parsons, David; Robar, James L.

    2012-07-15

    Purpose: Recent work has demonstrated improvement of image quality with low-Z linear accelerator targets and energies as low as 3.5 MV. In this paper, the authors lower the incident electron beam energy between 1.90 and 2.35 MeV and assess the improvement of megavoltage planar image quality with the use of carbon and aluminum linear accelerator targets. Methods: The bending magnet shunt current was adjusted in a Varian linear accelerator to allow selection of mean electron energy between 1.90 and 2.35 MeV. Linac set points were altered to increase beam current to allow experimental imaging in a practical time frame. Electron energy was determined through comparison of measured and Monte Carlo modeled depth dose curves. Planar image CNR and spatial resolution measurements were performed to quantify the improvement of image quality. Magnitudes of improvement are explained with reference to Monte Carlo generated energy spectra. Results: After modifications to the linac, beam current was increased by a factor greater than four and incident electron energy was determined to have an adjustable range from 1.90 MeV to 2.35 MeV. CNR of cortical bone was increased by a factor ranging from 6.2 to 7.4 and 3.7 to 4.3 for thin and thick phantoms, respectively, compared to a 6 MV therapeutic beam for both aluminum and carbon targets. Spatial resolution was degraded slightly, with a relative change of 3% and 10% at 0.20 lp/mm and 0.40 lp/mm, respectively, when reducing energy from 2.35 to 1.90 MV. The percentage of diagnostic x-rays for the beams examined here, ranges from 46% to 54%.Conclusion: It is possible to produce a large fraction of diagnostic energy x-rays by lowering the beam energy below 2.35 MV. By lowering the beam energy to 1.90 MV or 2.35 MV, CNR improves by factors ranging from 3.7 to 7.4 compared to a 6 MV therapy beam, with only a slight degradation of spatial resolution when lowering the energy from 2.35 MV to 1.90 MV.

  17. Current transport mechanisms in plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposited AlN thin films

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    Altuntas, Halit E-mail: biyikli@unam.bilkent.edu.tr; Ozgit-Akgun, Cagla; Donmez, Inci; Biyikli, Necmi E-mail: biyikli@unam.bilkent.edu.tr

    2015-04-21

    Here, we report on the current transport mechanisms in AlN thin films deposited at a low temperature (i.e., 200?°C) on p-type Si substrates by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition. Structural characterization of the deposited AlN was carried out using grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction, revealing polycrystalline films with a wurtzite (hexagonal) structure. Al/AlN/ p-Si metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) capacitor structures were fabricated and investigated under negative bias by performing current-voltage measurements. As a function of the applied electric field, different types of current transport mechanisms were observed; i.e., ohmic conduction (15.2–21.5 MV/m), Schottky emission (23.6–39.5 MV/m), Frenkel-Poole emission (63.8–211.8 MV/m), trap-assisted tunneling (226–280 MV/m), and Fowler-Nordheim tunneling (290–447 MV/m). Electrical properties of the insulating AlN layer and the fabricated Al/AlN/p-Si MIS capacitor structure such as dielectric constant, flat-band voltage, effective charge density, and threshold voltage were also determined from the capacitance-voltage measurements.

  18. Influence of acidic pH on hydrogen and acetate production by an electrosynthetic microbiome

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    LaBelle, Edward V.; Marshall, Christopher W.; Gilbert, Jack A.; May, Harold D.; Battista, John R.

    2014-10-15

    Production of hydrogen and organic compounds by an electrosynthetic microbiome using electrodes and carbon dioxide as sole electron donor and carbon source, respectively, was examined after exposure to acidic pH (~5). Hydrogen production by biocathodes poised at -600 mV vs. SHE increased>100-fold and acetate production ceased at acidic pH, but ~5–15 mM (catholyte volume)/day acetate and>1,000 mM/day hydrogen were attained at pH ~6.5 following repeated exposure to acidic pH. Cyclic voltammetry revealed a 250 mV decrease in hydrogen overpotential and a maximum current density of 12.2 mA/cm2 at -765 mV (0.065 mA/cm2 sterile control at -800 mV) by the Acetobacterium-dominatedmore »community. Supplying -800 mV to the microbiome after repeated exposure to acidic pH resulted in up to 2.6 kg/m3/day hydrogen (?2.6 gallons gasoline equivalent), 0.7 kg/m3/day formate, and 3.1 kg/m3/day acetate ( = 4.7 kg CO2 captured).« less

  19. The Effect of the iBEAM Evo Carbon Fiber Tabletop on Skin Sparing

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    Simpson, John B. Godwin, Guy A.

    2011-10-01

    Replicating the attenuation properties of the treatment tabletop are of primary importance for accurate treatment planning; however, the effect of the tabletop on the skin-sparing properties of x-rays can be overlooked. Under some conditions, the reaction of skin to the radiation can be so serious as to be the dose-limiting organ for radiotherapy treatment. Hence, an understanding of the magnitude of the reduction in skin sparing is important. Because of the development of image-guided radiotherapy, modern tabletops have been developed without the use of metal supports that otherwise provided the necessary level of rigidity. Rigidity is instead provided by compressed foam within a carbon-fiber shell, which, although it provides artefact-free imaging and high levels of rigidity, has an adverse affect on the dose in the build-up region. Representative of this type is the iBEAM evo tabletop, whose effect on the skin dose was determined at 6-MV, 10-MV, and 18-MV x-rays. Skin dose was found to increase by 60-70% owing to the tabletop, with the effect increasing with field size and decreasing with energy. By considering an endpoint of erythema, a radiobiological advantage of selecting 10 MV over 6 MV for applicable treatments was demonstrated.

  20. Comparative Simulation Studies of Multipacting in Higher-Order-Mode Couplers of Superconducting RF Cavities

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    Li, Y. M. [Peking University, Beijing (China); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Liu, Kexin [Peking University, Beijing (China); Geng, Rongli [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)

    2014-02-01

    Multipacting (MP) in higher-order-mode (HOM) couplers of the International Linear Collider (ILC) baseline cavity and the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) 12 GeV upgrade cavity is studied by using the ACE3P suites, developed by the Advanced Computations Department at SLAC. For the ILC cavity HOM coupler, the simulation results show that resonant trajectories exist in three zones, corresponding to an accelerating gradient range of 0.6?1.6 MV/m, 21?34 MV/m, 32?35 MV/m, and > 40MV/m, respectively. For the CEBAF 12 GeV upgrade cavity HOM coupler, resonant trajectories exist in one zone, corresponding to an accelerating gradient range of 6?13 MV/m. Potential implications of these MP barriers are discussed in the context of future high energy pulsed as well as medium energy continuous wave (CW) accelerators based on superconducting radio frequency cavities. Frequency scaling of MP?s predicted in HOM couplers of the ILC, CBEAF upgrade, SNS and FLASH third harmonic cavity is given and found to be in good agreement with the analytical result based on the parallel plate model.

  1. CEBAF Upgrade: Cryomodule Performance And Lessons Learned

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    Drury, Michael A.; Davis, G. Kirk; Hogan, John P.; Hovater, J. Curt; King, Lawrence; Marhauser, Frank; Park, HyeKyoung; Preble, Joe; Reece, Charles E.; Rimmer, Robert A.; Wang, Haipeng; Wiseman, Mark A.

    2014-02-01

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged in the 12 GeV Upgrade Project. The goal of the 12 GeV Upgrade is a doubling of the available beam energy of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) from 6 GeV to 12 GeV. This increase in beam energy will be due in large part to the addition of ten C100 cryomodules plus associated new RF in the CEBAF linacs. The C100 cryomodules are designed to deliver 100 MeV per installed cryomodule. Each C100 cryomodule is built around a string of eight seven-cell, electro-polished, superconducting RF cavities. While an average performance of 100MV per cryomodule is needed to achieve the overall 12 GeV beam energy goal, the actual performance goal for the cryomodules is an average energy gain of 108 MV to provide operational headroom. Cryomodule production started in December 2010. All ten of the C100 cryomodules are installed in the linac tunnels and are on schedule to complete commissioning by September 2013. Performance during Commissioning has ranged from 104 MV to 118 MV. In May, 2012 a test of an early C100 achieved 108 MV with full beam loading. This paper will discuss the performance of the C100 cryomodules along with operational challenges and lessons learned for future designs.

  2. Influence of acidic pH on hydrogen and acetate production by an electrosynthetic microbiome

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    LaBelle, Edward V.; Marshall, Christopher W.; Gilbert, Jack A.; May, Harold D.; Battista, John R.

    2014-10-15

    Production of hydrogen and organic compounds by an electrosynthetic microbiome using electrodes and carbon dioxide as sole electron donor and carbon source, respectively, was examined after exposure to acidic pH (~5). Hydrogen production by biocathodes poised at -600 mV vs. SHE increased>100-fold and acetate production ceased at acidic pH, but ~5–15 mM (catholyte volume)/day acetate and>1,000 mM/day hydrogen were attained at pH ~6.5 following repeated exposure to acidic pH. Cyclic voltammetry revealed a 250 mV decrease in hydrogen overpotential and a maximum current density of 12.2 mA/cm2 at -765 mV (0.065 mA/cm2 sterile control at -800 mV) by the Acetobacterium-dominated community. Supplying -800 mV to the microbiome after repeated exposure to acidic pH resulted in up to 2.6 kg/m3/day hydrogen (?2.6 gallons gasoline equivalent), 0.7 kg/m3/day formate, and 3.1 kg/m3/day acetate ( = 4.7 kg CO2 captured).

  3. On the determination of reference levels for quality assurance of flattening filter free photon beams in radiation therapy

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    Clivio, Alessandro; Belosi, Maria Francesca; Cozzi, Luca; Nicolini, Giorgia; Vanetti, Eugenio; Fogliata, Antonella; Bolard, Grégory; Fenoglietto, Pascal; Krauss, Harald

    2014-02-15

    Purpose: New definitions for some dosimetric parameters for use in quality assurance of flattening filter free (FFF) beams generated by medical linear accelerators have been suggested. The present study aims to validate these suggestions and to propose possible reference levels. Methods: The main characteristics of FFF photon beams were described in terms of: field size, penumbra, unflatness, slope, and peak-position parameters. Data were collected for 6 and 10 MV-FFF beams from three different Varian TrueBeam Linacs. Measurements were performed with a 2D-array (Starcheck system from PTW-Freiburg) and with the portal dosimetry method GLAaS utilizing the build-in portal imager of TrueBeam. Data were also compared to ion chamber measurements. A cross check validation has been performed on a FFF beam of 6 MV generated by a Varian Clinac-iX upgraded to FFF capability. Results : All the parameters suggested to characterize the FFF beams resulted easily measurable and little variation was observed among different Linacs. Referring to two reference field sizes of 10 × 10 and 20 × 20 cm{sup 2}, at SDD = 100 cm and d = dmax, from the portal dosimetry data, the following results (averaging X and Y profiles) were obtained. Field size: 9.95 ± 0.02 and 19.98 ± 0.03 cm for 6 MV-FFF (9.94 ± 0.02 and 19.98 ± 0.03 cm for 10 MV-FFF). Penumbra: 2.7 ± 0.3 and 2.9 ± 0.3 mm for 6 MV-FFF (3.1 ± 0.2 and 3.3 ± 0.3 for 10 MV-FFF). Unflatness: 1.11 ± 0.01 and 1.25 ± 0.01 for 6 MV-FFF (1.21 ± 0.01 and 1.50 ± 0.01 for 10 MV-FFF). Slope: 0.320 ± 0.020%/mm and 0.43 ± 0.015%/mm for 6 MV-FFF (0.657 ± 0.023%/mm and 0.795 ± 0.017%/mm for 10 MV-FFF). Peak Position ?0.2 ± 0.2 and ?0.4 ± 0.2 mm for 6 MV-FFF (?0.3 ± 0.2 and 0.7 ± 0.3 mm for 10 MV-FFF). Results would depend upon measurement depth. With thresholds set to at least 95% confidence level from the measured data and to account for possible variations between detectors and methods and experimental settings, a tolerance set of: 1 mm for field size and penumbra, 0.04 for unflatness, 0.1%/mm for slope, and 1 mm for peak position could be proposed from our data. Conclusions : The parameters proposed for the characterization and routine control of stability of profiles of FFF beams appear to be a viable solution with a strong similarity to the conventional parameters used for flattened beams. The results from three different TrueBeams and the cross-validation against a Clinac-iX suggested the possible generalization of the methods and the possibility to use common tolerances for the parameters. The data showed also the reproducibility of beam characteristics among different systems (of the same vendor) and the resulting parameter values could therefore be possibly generalized.

  4. Solicitation and Selection of Partner Projects, Technical Team Leads, and Measurement and Validation Contractors for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funded Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP-2)

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    Nesse, Ronald J.; Baechler, Michael C.; Iverson, Megan M.

    2010-09-30

    In March 2010, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) joined two other labs receiving ARRA funding, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable National Laboratory (NREL), to began weekly conference calls with the goal of coordinating a joint lab solicitation to support the ARRA-funded CBP project. Two solicitations were identified for: 1) new CBP Partners; 2) technical contractors to provide technical assistance and measurement and verification (M&V) contractors. The M&V contractors support the work by providing model reviews and conducting monitoring studies to verify building performance. This report documents the process used by the labs for the solicitations, and describes the process and outcomes for PNNL, selection of candidate Partners, technical teams, and M&V contractors.

  5. Renewable Energy and the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol

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    Walker, A.; Thompson, A.; Mills, D.; Kats, G. H.

    1999-04-14

    The Renewables Subcommittee for the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is developing a section of the IPMVP treating the special issues related to performance measurement of renewable energy systems. An industry consensus framework for measuring project benefits is important in realizing the promise of renewable energy. This work represents a voluntary, consensus-building process among sponsoring organizations from 21 countries and several disciplines. Measurement and Verification (M&V) can provide a common tool for standardization to support performance-based contracting, financing, and emissions trading. M&V can ensure that savings and generation requirements in energy projects will be achieved accurately and objectively. The protocol defines procedures that are consistently applicable to similar projects, internationally accepted, and reliable. Actual M&V project results can demonstrate success and provide developers, investors, lenders, and customers with more confidence in the value of future projects.

  6. Performance of 3-cell Seamless Niobium cavities

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    Kneisel, Peter K. [JLAB; Ciovati, Gianluigi [JLBA; Jelezov, I. [DESY, Hamburg; Singer, W. [DESY, Hamburg; Singer, X. [DESY, Hamburg

    2009-11-01

    In the last several months we have surface treated and cryogenically tested three TESLA-type 3-cell cavities, which had been manufactured at DESY as seamless assemblies by hydroforming. The cavities were completed at JLab with beam tube/flange assemblies. All three cavities performed very well after they had been post-purified with titanium at 1250C for 3 hrs. The cavities, two of which consisted of an end cell and 2 center cells and one was a center cell assembly, achieved gradients of Eacc = 32 MV/m, 34 MV/m and 35 MV/m without quenches. The performance was limited by the appearance of the “Q-drop” in the absence of field emission. This contribution reports about the various measurements undertaken with these cavities.

  7. Percutaneous Mitral Valve Dilatation: Single Balloon versus Double Balloon - A Finite Element Study

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    Schievano, Silvia; Kunzelman, Karyn; Nicosia, Mark; Cochran, R. P.; Einstein, Daniel R.; Khambadkone, Sachin; Bonheoffer, Philipp

    2009-01-01

    Background: Percutaneous mitral valve (MV) dilatation is performed with either a single balloon (SB) or double balloon (DB) technique. The aim of this study was to compare the two balloon system results using the finite element (FE) method. Methods and Results: An established FE model of the MV was modified by fusing the MV leaflet edges at commissure level to simulate a stenotic valve (orifice area=180mm2). A FE model of a 30mm SB (low-pressure, elastomeric balloon) and an 18mm DB system (high-pressure, non-elastic balloon) was created. Both SB and DB simulations resulted in splitting of the commissures and subsequent stenosis dilatation (final MV area=610mm2 and 560mm2 respectively). Stresses induced by the two balloon systems varied across the valve. At the end of inflation, SB showed higher stresses in the central part of the leaflets and at the commissures compared to DB simulation, which demonstrated a more uniform stress distribution. The higher stresses in the SB analysis were due to the mismatch of the round balloon shape with the oval mitral orifice. The commissural split was not easily accomplished with the SB due to its high compliance. The high pressure applied to the DB guaranteed the commissural split even when high forces were required to break the commissure welds. Conclusions: The FE model demonstrated that MV dilatation can be accomplished by both SB and DB techniques. However, the DB method resulted in higher probability of splitting of the fused commissures and less damage caused to the MV leaflets by overstretching.

  8. Noise suppression in reconstruction of low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT images

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    Wang Jing; Robar, James; Guan Huaiqun

    2012-08-15

    Purpose: To improve the image contrast-to-noise (CNR) ratio for low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT (MV CBCT) using a statistical projection noise suppression algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion. Methods: Projection images of a contrast phantom, a CatPhan{sup Registered-Sign} 600 phantom and a head phantom were acquired by a Varian 2100EX LINAC with a low-Z (Al) target and low energy x-ray beam (2.5 MeV) at a low-dose level and at a high-dose level. The projections were then processed by minimizing the PWLS objective function. The weighted least square (WLS) term models the noise of measured projection and the penalty term enforces the smoothing constraints of the projection image. The variance of projection data was chosen as the weight for the PWLS objective function and it determined the contribution of each measurement. An anisotropic quadratic form penalty that incorporates the gradient information of projection image was used to preserve edges during noise reduction. Low-Z target MV CBCT images were reconstructed by the FDK algorithm after each projection was processed by the PWLS smoothing. Results: Noise in low-Z target MV CBCT images were greatly suppressed after the PWLS projection smoothing, without noticeable sacrifice of the spatial resolution. Depending on the choice of smoothing parameter, the CNR of selected regions of interest in the PWLS processed low-dose low-Z target MV CBCT image can be higher than the corresponding high-dose image.Conclusion: The CNR of low-Z target MV CBCT images was substantially improved by using PWLS projection smoothing. The PWLS projection smoothing algorithm allows the reconstruction of high contrast low-Z target MV CBCT image with a total dose of as low as 2.3 cGy.

  9. Fundamental Research in Superconducting RF Cavity Design

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    Georg Hoffstaetter

    2012-11-13

    This is a 3-year SRF R&D proposal with two main goals: 1) to benefit near term high gradient SRF applications by understanding the causes of quench at high fields in present-day niobium cavities 2) to open the long-range prospects for SRF applications by experimentally verifying the recent exciting theoretical predication for new cavity materials such as Nb3Sn and MgB2. These predictions shwo that ultimately gradients of 100Mv/m to 200MV/m may become possible as material imperfections are overcome.

  10. Sparse LU Factorization for Large Circuit Matrices on Heterogenous Parallel Computing Platforms 

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    Belsare, Aditya Sanjay

    2014-05-27

    random sparse matrix, with a sparsity of 0.25 and n=30,000 for our tests. Figure 4.1 shows GFlops versus the number 29 Table 4.2: Performance of parallel SpMV operations for COO, CSC and CSR sparse matrix formats COO (unsorted) CSC CSR Xeon E5-1620 0... NOMENCLATURE CSR Compressed Sparse Row CSC Compressed Sparse Column COO Coordinate Format N,n Order of Matrix NNZ Number of Non-zeros SpMV Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication BTF Block Triangular Form AMD Approximate Minimum Degree v TABLE OF CONTENTS Page...

  11. Vertical and horizontal test results of 3.9-GHz accelerating cavities at FNAL

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    Khabiboulline, T.; Edwards, H.; Foley, M.; Harms, E.; Hocker, James Andrew; Mitchell, D.; Rowe, A.; Solyak, N.; /Fermilab

    2008-06-01

    The 3rd harmonic 3.9GHz accelerating cavity was proposed to improve the beam performance of the VUV FEL, FLASH. In the frame of a collaborative agreement, Fermilab will provide DESY with a cryomodule containing a string of four cavities. Seven 9-cell Nb cavities were tested and six of them did reach accelerating gradient up to 24 MV/m almost twice more than design value of 14 MV/m. Two of these cavities are with new HOM couplers with improved design. In this paper we present all results of the vertical and horizontal tests.

  12. Megavoltage imaging with a photoconductor based sensor

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    Partain, Larry Dean (Los Altos, CA); Zentai, George (Mountain View, CA)

    2011-02-08

    A photodetector for detecting megavoltage (MV) radiation comprises a semiconductor conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface, a first electrode coupled to the first surface, a second electrode coupled to the second surface, and a low density substrate including a detector array coupled to the second electrode opposite the semiconductor conversion layer. The photodetector includes a sufficient thickness of a high density material to create a sufficient number of photoelectrons from incident MV radiation, so that the photoelectrons can be received by the conversion layer and converted to a sufficient of recharge carriers for detection by the detector array.

  13. Random variation in rectal position during radiotherapy for prostate cancer is two to three times greater than that predicted from prostate motion

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    Scaife, J.; Harrison, K.; Romanchikova, M.; Parker, A.; Sutcliffe, M.; Bond, S.; Thomas, S.; Freeman, S.; Jena, R.; Bates, A.; Burnet, N.

    2014-09-16

    that were less superior on the MV scan were defined as negative. The median difference in position when all days and patients were combined was 3mm, with an IQR of 21.5 to 7.5mm. With an MV slice thickness of 6mm, this meant that the IQR showed ,1 slice... thirds. The range was 21.4 to 4.2 mm for the 10 patients, reflecting S in rectal radius between patients. IQR varied between patients (range, 1.8–6.1mm), corresponding to differences in s be- tween patients. Figure 4. (Supporting material.) Boxplot...

  14. Examen Estimation -Detection Mercredi 19 Novembre 2008, 8h00-10h00

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    Tourneret, Jean-Yves

    ; )] = � nX i=1 xi ! ln - n - nX i=1 ln [xi!] La d´eriv´ee de la log-vraisemblance poss`ede donc l'expression suivante ln [L (x1, ..., xn; )] = 1 nX i=1 xi - n d'o`u ln [L (x1, ..., xn; )] = 0 = 1 n nX i=1 xi-vraisemblance, d'o`u bMV = X = 1 n nX i=1 Xi Cet estimateur est sans biais et de variance Var h bMV i = Var [X1] n

  15. Preliminary PBFA II design

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    Johnson, D. L.; VanDevender, J. P.; Martin, T. H.

    1980-01-01

    The upgrade of Sandia National Laboratories particle beam fusion accelerator, PBFA I, to PBFA II presents several interesting and challenging pulsed power design problems. PBFA II requires increasing the PBFA I output parameters from 2 MV, 30 TW, 1 MJ to 4 MV, 100 TW, 3.5 MJ with the constraint of using much of the same PBFA I hardware. The increased PBFA II output will be obtained by doubling the number of modules (from 36 to 72), increasing the primary energy storage (from 4 MJ to 15 MJ), lowering the pulse forming line (PFL) output impedance, and adding a voltage doubling network.

  16. A Procedure for the Performance Evaluation of a New Commercial Building: Part II – Overall Methodology and Comparison of Results 

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    Song, S.; Haberl, J.S.

    2008-01-01

    Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP 2001, 2003), ASHRAE’s Guideline 14-2002 (ASHRAE 2002), and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP 2000) contain M&V methods for existing building retrofits, but include only a general M&V framework and selected... approaches for new buildings (IPMVP 2003). In 1995, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Lead- ership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program in response to the U.S. market’s demand for a definition of “green buildings” (USGBC 2002...

  17. The Proton-Driven Rotor of ATP Synthase: Ohmic Conductance (10 fS), and Absence of Voltage Gating

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    Junge, Wolfgang

    The Proton-Driven Rotor of ATP Synthase: Ohmic Conductance (10 fS), and Absence of Voltage Gating portion of F0F1-ATP synthase, F0, translocates protons by a rotary mechanism. Proton conduction by F0. The current-voltage relationship of F0 was linear from 7 to 70 mV. The current was extremely proton

  18. Please cite this article in press as: Gilfillan, S.M.V., et al., He and Ne as tracers of natural CO2 migration up a fault from a deep reservoir. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control (2011), doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.08.008

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    Wilkinson, Mark

    2011-01-01

    in the deep reservoir, can be traced along a fault plane to occur in waters from both groundwater wells2 migration up a fault from a deep reservoir. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control (2011), doi:10.1016/j migration up a fault from a deep reservoir Stuart M.V. Gilfillana, , Mark Wilkinsona , R. Stuart Haszeldinea

  19. Josephine studied in Havard (MA) for her BSc and then did her PhD at UCBerkeley, both in Physics. In 2003 she started a postdoctoral

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    Pouliot, Jean

    , Low-dose megavoltage cone-beam CT for radiation therapy. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., 61, California, B.A. Physics, 1997, Harvard University. Research Dose Reconstruction with MV Cone Beam.F., Chen J., Xia P. and Pouliot J., Patient Dose for Megavoltage Cone-Beam CT Imaging, Int. J. Radiation

  20. Vacuum Basics & PumpsVacuum Basics & PumpsVacuum Basics & PumpsVacuum Basics & Pumps Ref: CLC notes (JHU)

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    Liu, Kai

    Vacuum Basics & PumpsVacuum Basics & PumpsVacuum Basics & PumpsVacuum Basics & Pumps Ref: CLC notes (JHU) Some graphs courtesy of KJLesker, Edwards, Veeco #12;I. VacuumI. Vacuum 1 atm= 760 torr = 1.0132 bar = 1.013x105 Pa = 14.7 psi Rough Vacuum (RV) 1 torr ­ 760 torrg ( ) Medium Vacuum (MV) 10-5 torr

  1. igh-dielectricshavebeenactivelypursuedtoreplaceSiO2 asgate insulatorsforsilicondevices1

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    McEuen, Paul L.

    with advanced gate dielectrics may open a new route to advanced miniature field- effectdevices. Single gates with SiO2 dielectrics18 and electrochemical gates with an aqueous electrolyte solution obtained by annealing the devices in hydrogen exhibit S ~ 90 mV per decade. High voltage gains of up to 60

  2. 2002 Nature Publishing Group nature materials | VOL 1 | DECEMBER 2002 | www.nature.com/naturematerials 241

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    Ural, Ant

    with advanced gate dielectrics may open a new route to advanced miniature field- effectdevices. Single tungsten gates with SiO2 dielectrics18 and electrochemical gates with an aqueous electrolyte solution obtained by annealing the devices in hydrogen exhibit S ~ 90 mV per decade. High voltage gains of up to 60

  3. Degree List Title UCAS Code Degree Title UCAS Code Degree

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    Brierley, Andrew

    ­Integrated Information Technology GV51 MA Ancient History­Italian RV31 MA Ancient History­Italian (WIYA) RVHD MA Ancient­Hebrew QV94 MA Art History­Integrated Information Technology GV54 MA Art History­International Relations MV Abroad Ancient History V110 MA Ancient History & Archaeology VV16 MA Ancient History­Art History VVD4 MA

  4. Accelerated Publications Nitrosocyanin, a Red Cupredoxin-like Protein from Nitrosomonas europaea

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    Hendrich, Mike

    reductase, a nitric oxide reductase, This work was supported by grants to A.B.H. from the Department the ammonia-oxidizing autotrophic bacterium Nitrosomonas europaea, is shown to be a homo-oligomer of 12 kDa Cu, respectively. The reduction potential of NC (85 mV vs SHE) is much lower than those for known cupredoxins

  5. Two-photoelectrode solid-state photoelectrochemical cell

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    Sammells, A.F.; Schmidt, S.K.

    1984-09-14

    The solid-state photoelectrochemical cell p-InP/C44H28N4Fe(+3) Porphine, Nafion 117/Nafion 117/(bpy)3Ru(2+), Nafion 117/n-Cds was prepared and given photopotentials in excess of 1100 mV and appears to be a novel approach for not only specialized storage devices but also in specific detector applications.

  6. i i 'i i WWW--i i http://www.icmp.lviv.ua/

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    migration of 90 Sr, 239 Pu occurs during 8-10 years in near-surface layer of the soil depth up to 5 cm migration in soils and soil waters I.M. Krip, T.V. Shymchuk, P.A. Hlushak, M.V. Tokarchuk Abstract. Numerical modeling of radionuclides migration in the near- surface layer of soil is performed

  7. Cryogenic Test of Double Quarter Wave Crab Cavity for the LHC High Luminosity Upgrade

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    Xiao, B; Belomestnykh, S; Ben-Zvi, I; Calaga, Rama; Cullen, C; Capatina, Ofelia; Hammons, L; Li, Z; Marques, C; Skaritka, J; Verdú-Andres, S; Wu, Q

    2015-01-01

    A Proof-of-Principle (PoP) Double Quarter Wave Crab Cavity (DQWCC) was designed and fabricated for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) luminosity upgrade. A vertical cryogenic test has been done at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). The cavity achieved 4.5 MV deflecting voltage with a quality factor above 3×109 . We report the test results of this design.

  8. Road Map for Studies to Produce Consistent and High Performance SRF Accelerator Structures

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    Ganapati Rao Myneni; John F. O’Hanlon

    2007-06-20

    Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) accelerator structures made from high purity niobium are becoming the technological choice for a large number of future accelerators and energy recovery LINAC’s (ERL). Most of the presently planned accelerators and ERL requirements will be met with some effort by the current SRF technology where accelerating gradients of about 20 MV/m can be produced on a routine basis with an acceptable yield. However, the XFEL at DESY and the planned ILC require acceleration gradients more than 28 MV/m and 35 MV/m respectively. At the recent ILC meeting at Snowmass (2005) concern was expressed regarding the wide spread in the achieved accelerator gradients and the relatively low yields. For obtaining accelerating gradients of 35 MV/m in SRF accelerator structures consistently, a deeper understanding of the causes for the spread has to be gained and advances have to be made in many scientific and high technology fields, including materials, surface and vacuum sciences, application of reliable processes and procedures, which provide contamination –free surfaces and avoid recontamination and cryogenics related technologies. In this contribution a road map for studies needed to produce consistent and high performance SRF accelerator structures from the needed materials development to clean and non-recontaminating processes and procedures will be presented.

  9. Quick Manual LMS communication setup

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    Quick Manual LMS communication setup - 1 - © SICK AG · Auto Ident · Germany · All rights reserved Quick Manual for LMS communication setup Hardware setup and measurement mode configuration Version 1.0 June 2001 (HW/MV) #12;Quick Manual LMS communication setup - 2 - © SICK AG · Auto Ident · Germany · All

  10. Battery-assisted and Photovoltaic-sourced Switched-inductor CMOS Harvesting ChargerSupply

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    Battery-assisted and Photovoltaic-sourced Switched-inductor CMOS Harvesting Charger­Supply Rajiv-scale photovoltaic (PV) cells harness a diminutive fraction of light and artificial lighting avails a small 25 mV at 10 ­ 80 kHz and with 77% ­ 89% efficiency. Index Terms--Harvester, photovoltaic (PV

  11. JOURNALOF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Vol. 70, No. 1. July 1993. Pi-inted in C!S.A.

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    Huguenard, John R.

    of Low-Threshold Calcium Current in Thalamic Relay Neurons After Corticectomy JUN-MO CHUNG, JOHN R ( postnatal day 7)) low-threshold transient calcium (T) currents in acutely isolated thalamic relay neurons. At a test voltage of -40 mV, the activation time constant decreased from 4.1 to 3.2 ms (P

  12. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine Volume 32 Number 4, 2009 SCIENTIFIC NOTE

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    is designed for low dose assessment at kilovoltage x-ray energies. Probably the most used film for radiation change of 0.590 ± 0.020 (2SD) for a 1 Gy radiation absorbed dose using 6 MV x-rays when measured for assessment of radiation dose in medical applications. Other film types like, B3 Windose1 (GEX Corporation

  13. THE I TERIOR h V Delaware II

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    .···.············· Design features of the MV Delaware II Trawler facilities and operation. Longlining operation ·...· Purse seining arrangement Gill netting Other gear Special research vessel features ·· Laboratory spaces )· · Steering system. Fish hold Construction .· iii P a ge 2 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 #12;Design

  14. Multipacting-free quarter-wavelength choke joint design for BNL SRF

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    Xu, W.; Belomestnykh, S.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Liaw, C. J.; Smith, K.; Than, R.; Tuozzolo, J.; Wang, E.; Weiss, D.; Zaltsman, A.

    2015-05-03

    The BNL SRF gun cavity operated well in CW mode up to 2 MV. However, its performance suffered due to multipacting in the quarter-wavelength choke joint. A new multipacting-free cathode stalk was designed and conditioned. This paper describes RF and thermal design of the new cathode stalk and its conditioning results.

  15. GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator

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    to synchrotron radiation facilities and free-electron lasers, and as modules for high-energy particle physics. Radiofrequency-based accelerators are limited to relatively low accelerating fields (10-50 MV m-1 ), requiring tens to hundreds of metres to reach the multi-GeV beam energies needed to drive radiation sources

  16. Influence of viscoelastic and viscous absorption on ultrasonic wave propagation in cortical bone: application to axial

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and the surrounding soft tissues are attenuating media, which might affect the radiofrequency signals measured systems and media, 43.20.Mv Waveguides, wave propagation in tubes and ducts, 43.20.Px Transient radiation and scattering, 43.40.Rj Radiation from vibrating structures into fluid media, 43.35.Pt Surface waves in solids

  17. Oxygen and Carbon Isotopes and Coral Growth in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea as Environmental and Climate Indicators 

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    Wagner, Amy Jo

    2011-02-22

    to the Department of Energy Global Change Education Program (GCEP) Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship (GREF) for funding my graduate work and the Texas Sea Grant for providing the funding for this research. Much thanks goes to the crew of the M/V Fling...

  18. FIRST OCCURRENCE OF FOOTPRINTS OF LARGE THERAPSIDS FROM THE UPPER PERMIAN OF

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    Benton, Michael

    have been found in the Cis-Urals region of European Russia. The foot- print horizon is in Late PermianFIRST OCCURRENCE OF FOOTPRINTS OF LARGE THERAPSIDS FROM THE UPPER PERMIAN OF EUROPEAN RUSSIA, Russia; e-mail: SurkovMV@info.sgu.ru Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1

  19. J Nonlinear Sci (2011) 21: 151191 DOI 10.1007/s00332-010-9080-z

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    Banaji,. Murad

    2011-01-01

    .A. Zykov Institute of Metal Physics, Urals Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia.M. Kamchatnov Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russia M.V. Pavlov Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia S.A. Zykov SISSA, Trieste, Italy S

  20. A single-particle/single-cell microbeam based on an isotopic alpha source

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    . Randers-Pehrson, D.J. Brenner Columbia University, Radiological Research Accelerator Facility, 136 S-alone; Accelerator 1. Introduction and overall design Columbia UniversityÕs Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is home to a sin- gle-cell/single-particle microbeam based on a 4.2 MV Van de Graaff

  1. Remote Sens. 2012, 4, 950-974; doi:10.3390/rs4040950 Remote Sensing

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    -02431 Masala, Finland; E-Mails: juha.hyyppa@fgi.fi (J.H.); yu.xiaowei@fgi.fi (X.Y.); antero-00014 Helsinki, Finland; E-Mails: mikko.vastaranta@helsinki.fi (M.V.); markus.holopainen@helsinki.fi (M.H.) 3 School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland; E-Mail: hannu

  2. Robust Efficient Frontier Analysis with a Separable Uncertainty Model

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    2007-11-29

    We consider MV analysis with n risky assets held over a period of time. ..... since it is the pointwise infimum of a family of linear functions. ...... for Circuit & System Solutions award 2003-CT-888, by JPL award I291856, by the Precourt. Institute ...

  3. Compact passive wireless reinforced concrete corrosion initiation sensor that can be installed in existing steel

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    Boyer, Edmond

    with a resolution of less than 10 mV. The sensor is 25 mm in diameter and is intended to be installed by drilling of reinforcement steel is Cl- ingression from the de-icing salts used extensively to clear snow and ice in winter

  4. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 43394348, 2013 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4339/2013/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    of fossil fuel combustion aerosols in mixed-phase clouds Y. Yun1,2, J. E. Penner1, and O. Popovicheva3 1Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, 201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA 3D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, M.V. Lomonosov

  5. A wee bit of Deciphering physics from Bs J/

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Physics Motivation A wee bit of Theory Extracting Physics MV Studies Summary Deciphering physics from Bs J/ events at LHCb Colin Mclean School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. Heidelberg 19th June 2008 THE U N I V E R S ITY OF E D I N B U R G H 1 / 56 #12;Physics Motivation A wee bit

  6. FISHERY STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES

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    pa%Mv--. FISHERY STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES 1965 STATISTICAL DIGEST NO. 59 UNITED STATES, Commissioner Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, H. E. Crowther, Director STATISTICAL DIGEST 59 FISHERY STATISTICS.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price $4 (Paper Cover) #12;Fishery statistics

  7. OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE BROOKHAVENNATIONAL LABORATORY ACCELERATOR TEST FACILI'I'S-:c Ratcl~elor, I. Ben-Zvit, I. Bigllott, T.S. Chou. R.C. Fernow, J. Fischer,J. Cellardo, I1.G. Kirk, N. Ku]-ni! 11.

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    McDonald, Kirk

    . The gun and accelerating systems are initially being driven by a single 30 MW klystron resulting accelerating structure capable of sustaining accelerating fields of several hundred MV/m. The system is shown, a momentum selection and pulse compression system, and two s-band travelling wave accelerators sections

  8. RESEARCH PAPER The strawberry gene FaGAST affects plant growth through

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    Málaga, Universidad de

    RESEARCH PAPER The strawberry gene FaGAST affects plant growth through inhibition of cell The strawberry (Fragaria3ananassa) FaGAST gene encodes a small protein with 12 cysteine residues conserved in strawberry fruits. Ectopic expression of FaGAST in transgenic Fragaria vesca under the control of the CaMV-35

  9. Growth and field-emission property of tungsten oxide nanotip arrays Jun Zhou, Li Gong, Shao Zhi Deng,a

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Growth and field-emission property of tungsten oxide nanotip arrays Jun Zhou, Li Gong, Shao Zhi of 010 . The tungsten oxide nanotips exhibit excellent field-emission properties with a low threshold field for an emission current density of 10 mA/cm2 4.37 MV/m and uniform emission from the entire arrays

  10. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

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    Hickman, Mark

    prices, and prices of gasoline and heating oil traded on the New York Mercantile Exch: This paper examines the market efficiency of oil spot and futures prices by using both mean-variance (MV of crude oil prices, oil futures have become one of the most popular derivatives to hedge the risk of oil

  11. Quantum Mechanics Summary/Review Spring 2009 Compton Lecture Series

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    Quantum Mechanics Summary/Review Spring 2009 Compton Lecture Series: From Quantum Mechanics one component at a time. · Planck's constant determines the scale at which quantum mechanical effects could get rid of quantum mechanical effects ­ The "wavelength" of particles given by h mv would all

  12. Curriculum Vitae PAOLO D'ODORICO

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    D'Odorico, Paolo

    ­ Piezometerhöhe (hydraulic head) h: Potential 11 Definition der Piezometerhöhe h aus Fitts, 2002. Groundwater Science, Academic Press Totale Energie auf Höhe z: 21 E pV mgz mv 2 = + + E p h z mg g = = + Energie.: hydraulic head 12 Hydraulischer Head und Aquifertypen aquifer aquitard impermeable permeable unsaturated

  13. A Science _Service Feature 7 WHY TEWEATmR 7

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    the quality as W e l l as qua. Light of short wave lengths, such as blue and ultra-violet Tne smoke cloud of the solar radiation dl' Cloudiness frequently reduses the daytime illumination t With a completely overcast of sunlight. suffers more loss i n passing through a hazy atmosphere than does light of long mv(+ '.@ngths

  14. Q0 Improvement of Large-Grain Multi-Cell Cavities by Using JLab's Standard ILC EP Processing

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    Geng, R. L. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Eremeev, G. V. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Kneisel, P. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Liu, K. X. [IHIP, Peking University, Beijing (China); Lu, X. Y. [IHIP, Peking University, Beijing (China); Zhao, K. [IHIP, Peking University, Beijing (China)

    2011-07-01

    As reported previously at the Berlin workshop, applying the JLab standard ILC electropolishing (EP) recipe on previously buffered chemical polishing (BCP) etched fine-grain multi-cell cavities results in improvement both in gradient and Q{sub 0}. We recently had the opportunity to experiment with two 1300 MHz 9-cell large-gain niobium cavities manufactured by JLab and Peking University. Both cavities were initially BCP etched and further processed by using JLab's standard ILC EP recipe. Due to fabrication defects, these two cavities only reached a gradient in the range of 20-30 MV/m. Interestingly both cavities demonstrated significant Q{sub 0} improvement in the gradient range of 15-20 MV/m. At 2K, a Q{sub 0} value of 2E10 is achieved at 20 MV/m. At a reduced temperature of 1.8K, a Q{sub 0} value of 3E10 is achieved at 20 MV/m. These results suggest that a possible path for obtaining higher Q{sub 0} in the medium gradient range is to use the large-grain material for cavity fabrication and EP and low temperature bake for cavity processing.

  15. Technologies Harold Kirk

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Front End Technologies Harold Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory February 19, 2014 #12;The Front/Cooling talks to follow) Harold Kirk, BNL | DOE Review of MAP (FNAL, February 19-20, 2014)February 19, 2014 2 for Buncher/Rotator ­ 325 MHz with 20 MV/m in B 2T field Harold Kirk, BNL | DOE Review of MAP (FNAL, February

  16. Status of the SUNY superconducting RFQ

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    Jain, A.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Paul, P.; Wang, H. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Lombardi, A. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Legnaro (Italy). Lab. Nazionale di Legnaro)

    1991-01-01

    A RFQ resonator is presently being developed at SUNY. This resonator is a prototype for a chain of six short ({approximately}0.5m long), superconducting (Pb plated Cu), 50 MHz resonators designed to accelerate beam from {beta} = 0.01 to 0.05. The chain accepts a prebunched beam to save on superconducting length. The resonators are of four-rods type with vane-like electrodes. The prototype resonator is designed to accelerate ions of q/A = 1/6 from {beta} = 0.030 to 0.036, operating at a peak surface electric field of 16 MV/m. The electrodes have a rather high modulation parameter of 4 and a wide aperture of 1.57 cm radius. These values are chosen to maximize the accelerating field (E{sub a}) for a given peak surface electric field (E{sub s}). At the design value of E{sub s} = 16 MV/m, the resonator is estimated to have E{sub a} = 2.0 MV/m, stored energy of 4 J, peak surface magnetic field of 360 Gauss, and inter-vane voltage of 0.42 MV. Results of RF tests on this prototype resonator will be presented. 7 refs., 3 figs.

  17. Transactions of the Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting Pyeongchang, Korea, October 30-31, 2014

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    System) in Korean nuclear power plants. Recently, there have been attempted to implement the software nuclear power plant in order to provide the efficiency of the proposed formal verification technique translates EDIF to BLIF-MV. A case study with Verilog examples of a Korean nuclear power plant is presented

  18. Design Methodology for Single Electron Based Building Blocks Cor Meenderinck Casper Lageweg Sorin Cotofana

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    Cotofana, Sorin

    . During the presentation we use a Move k electron (MV ke) block as a discussion vehicle but the approach of power consumption and scalability. A promising alternative is Single Electron Tunneling (SET) technology electron at a time, if it reduces the amount of energy in the system. Tunneling through a junction becomes

  19. Design Methodology for Single Electron Based Building Blocks Cor Meenderinck Casper Lageweg Sorin Cotofana

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    Cotofana, Sorin

    . During the presentation we use a Move k electron (MV ke) block as a discussion vehicle but the approach of power consumption and scalability. A promising alternative is Single Electron Tunneling (SET) technology, if it reduces the amount of energy in the system. Tunneling through a junction becomes possible when

  20. PREDICTING VOLTAGE DROOPS USING RECURRING PROGRAM

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    Brooks, David

    ($200 mV for a nominal volt- age of 1.1 V).1 Such conservative operating voltage margins guarantee VOLTAGE DROOPS USING RECURRING PROGRAM AND MICROARCHITECTURAL EVENT ACTIVITY .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... SHRINKING FEATURE SIZE AND DIMINISHING SUPPLY VOLTAGE ARE MAKING CIRCUITS MORE SENSITIVE TO SUPPLY VOLTAGE

  1. Transport and charging mechanisms in Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films for capacitive RF MEMS switches application

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    Persano, A.; Quaranta, F.; Martucci, M. C.; Creti, P.; Siciliano, P.; Cola, A. [IMM-CNR, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems-Unit of Lecce, National Council of Research, Via Monteroni, I-73100 Lecce (Italy)

    2010-06-15

    The potential of sputtered Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films to be used as dielectric layers in capacitive radio frequency microelectromechanical system switches is evaluated by investigating two factors of crucial importance for the performance of these devices which are the transport mechanisms and the charging effects in the dielectric layer. We find that Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} films show good electrical and dielectrical properties for the considered application in terms of a low leakage current density of 4 nA/cm{sup 2} for E=1 MV/cm, a high breakdown field of 4 MV/cm and a high dielectric constant of 32. For electric fields lower than 1 MV/cm the conduction mechanism is found to be variable-range hopping in the temperature range 300-400 K, while nearest-neighbor hopping is observed at higher temperatures. For fields in the range 1-4 MV/cm Poole-Frenkel becomes the dominant conduction mechanism. Current and capacitance transients used to investigate the charging effects show a decay which is well described by the stretched-exponential law, thus providing further insights on capture and emission processes.

  2. Giant Surface-Plasmon-Induced Drag Effect in Metal Nanowires Maxim Durach,1

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    Stockman, Mark I.

    proved to be very practical for relatively fast detection of picosecond pulses in a wide frequency range in the nanowires, inducing giant THz electromotive force (emf) in the SPP propaga- tion direction. We have found that in thin ($5 nm radius) wires this emf can reach $10 V, with nanolocalized THz fields as high as $1 MV

  3. Effective Implementation of "IPMVP Option C - Whole Building Measurement" Measurement and Verification Plans 

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    Porter, T.; Weaver, K.; Vaughn, K.

    2005-01-01

    significant reliance on stipulations; private-sector PCs are presumed similar. Recognized M&V guidelines such as ASHRAE 14-P, IPMVP, and FEMP discuss the use of stipulations. Recent changes to the IPMVP and FEMP guidelines resulted in diverging attitudes...

  4. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Fred A.' Seaton, ,Secretary FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, Arnie J. Suomela, Commissioner

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    MvOll:US pelamis), little tunny (E1£thynnus yaito), and frigate maekerel (A1£xi.~ thazard Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) .. .. _.. .. ______ 40 Little tunny (Euthynnus yaito of distribution .. "___ __ __ ____ 57 Latitudinal distribution of Katsuwon·u.~ pelamis and Neothu.n- nus mac

  5. Monitoring and Verification Procedures Used in the Texas LoanSTAR and Rebuild America Programs 

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    Farouz, S.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

    2001-01-01

    The monitoring and verification procedures that have been developed for the Texas LoanSTAR program and the ESL's Rebuild America Program have become a foundation for a number of other state and federal M&V programs, including the United States...

  6. ITER Project Progress Graeme Murdoch

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    fabrication is progressing well in Korea 3/12/15 FESAC/Murdoch 15 Manufacturing of vacuum vessel sector 6 An ultra-compact DC 1.3 MV testing power supply for the neutral beam injection system. Photo: JA DA technology established and manufacture of TF coils is well underway in Japan 3/12/15 FESAC/Murdoch 14 · JA DA

  7. Single Inductor, Multiple Input, Multiple Output (SIMIMO) Power MixerChargerSupply System

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    nested hysteretic- mode dual-loop control architecture, regulating both the fuel cell current-charger-supply system is therefore proposed for a hybrid fuel cell­lithium ion source. The SIMIMO system adopts a novel and simulated, regulating the fuel cell current to 10mA and output voltage to 1.8V within ±20mV. Categories

  8. WILLIAMS ET AL. VOL. 6 ' NO. 7 ' 61856196 ' 2012 www.acsnano.org

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    of excitonic photovoltaic devices are dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs),1À6 especially those modeled after are ca. 12.3%,9 about a third of the theoretical limit of 32% for a single junction cell in the absence operating at the peak power point generate photovoltages of slightly less than 800 mV. All else being equal

  9. Amorphous silicon/crystalline silicon heterojunctions: The future of high-efficiency silicon solar cells

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    ;5 Record efficiencies #12;6 Diffused-junction solar cells Diffused-junction solar cell Chemical passivation to ~650 mV #12;7 Silicon heterojunction solar cells a-Si:H provides excellent passivation of c-Si surface Heterojunction solar cell Chemical passivation Chemical passivation #12;8 Voc and silicon heterojunction solar

  10. 8-Pin DIP, SO-8, MSOP-8 8-Pin DIP, SO-8

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    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    OPA2137 OPA4137 ® FEATURES q FET INPUT: IB = 5pA q LOW OFFSET VOLTAGE: 1.5mV q WIDE SUPPLY RANGE: ±2 BIAS CURRENT VCM = 0V Input Bias Current IB ±5 ±100 T T pA vs Temperature See Typical Curve T Input

  11. Published Ahead of Print 18 May 2012. 10.1128/AEM.00480-12.

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    in sediment-type microbial fuel cells (sMFCs) using two different marine sediments and then electrically electrode) but not at 339 mV in minimal media lacking organic sources of energy. Results at these different can be used to store inter- mittently produced renewable energy, such as wind and so- lar energy

  12. Stellar Magnetism C. Neiner and J.-P. Zahn (eds)

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    Owocki, Stanley P.

    magnetospheres, with em- phasis on the central competition between confinement by the magnetic field vs measurements of plasma trapped by the magnetic field of earth and other planets. But over the years "wind magnetic confinement parameter", B2 R2 / Mv. For large , closed magnetic looops can confine

  13. MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT OF AN EXPANDING LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA M. S. Tillack, S. S. Harilal, F. Najmabadi and J. O'Shay

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    Najmabadi, Farrokh

    =B2 /8p exceeded both the plasma ram pressure Pr=nMV2 /2 and the thermal pressure Pt=nkT, the jet dimensional jets that became focused and driven un- stable by the field. Even though the magnetic pressure PB's tip velocity was not reduced. The profile of the plasma jet in the plane normal to the magnetic field

  14. Sparse Matrix-Vector Multiply on the Keystone II Digital Signal Processor

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    Bakos, Jason D.

    Sparse Matrix-Vector Multiply on the Keystone II Digital Signal Processor Yang Gao1,2 , Fan Zhang1 an implementation of sparse matrix-vector multiply (SpMV) on the Texas Instruments (TI) Keystone II architecture. The Keystone II is an eight core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that offers floating point performance

  15. Electrophysiological Characterization of Chemosensory Neurons from the Mouse Vomeronasal Organ

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    Corey, David P.

    component was TTX-sensitive (Ki 3.6 nM). The outward K current activates at 30 mV with kinetics 10 times- duction; patch-clamp; voltage-gated channel; cyclic nucleotide-gated channel Chemosensation in terrestrial

  16. Lymphatic trafficking kinetics and near-infrared imaging using star polymer architectures with controlled anionic character

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    Bagby, Taryn Rochelle; Cai, Shuang; Duan, Shaofeng; Yang, Qiuhong; Thati, Sharadvi; Berkland, Cory J.; Aires, Daniel J.; Forrest, Marcus Laird

    2012-04-22

    with enhanced lymphatic uptake up to a zeta potential of ca. -40 mV; further negative charge did not affect lymphatic uptake. Compared to the 20% acid-conjugate, the 40 to 90% acid-star-polymer conjugates exhibited a 2.5- to 3.5-fold increase in lymphatic uptake...

  17. From the Bay of Naples to the River Don: the Campanian Ignimbrite eruption and the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition in Eastern Europe

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    Holliday, Vance T.

    Paleolithic transition in Eastern Europe John F. Hoffecker a,*, Vance T. Holliday b , M.V. Anikovich c , A Paleolithic transition Early Upper Paleolithic Eastern Europe Kostenki-Borshchevo Geochronology Climate across Southeastern and Eastern Europe. At the Kostenki-Borshchevo open-air sites on the Middle Don River

  18. SU-E-T-110: Development of An Independent, Monte Carlo, Dose Calculation, Quality Assurance Tool for Clinical Trials

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    Faught, A; Davidson, S; Kry, S; Ibbott, G; Followill, D; Fontenot, J; Etzel, C

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To develop a comprehensive end-to-end test for Varian's TrueBeam linear accelerator for head and neck IMRT using a custom phantom designed to utilize multiple dosimetry devices. Purpose: To commission a multiple-source Monte Carlo model of Elekta linear accelerator beams of nominal energies 6MV and 10MV. Methods: A three source, Monte Carlo model of Elekta 6 and 10MV therapeutic x-ray beams was developed. Energy spectra of two photon sources corresponding to primary photons created in the target and scattered photons originating in the linear accelerator head were determined by an optimization process that fit the relative fluence of 0.25 MeV energy bins to the product of Fatigue-Life and Fermi functions to match calculated percent depth dose (PDD) data with that measured in a water tank for a 10x10cm2 field. Off-axis effects were modeled by a 3rd degree polynomial used to describe the off-axis half-value layer as a function of off-axis angle and fitting the off-axis fluence to a piecewise linear function to match calculated dose profiles with measured dose profiles for a 40×40cm2 field. The model was validated by comparing calculated PDDs and dose profiles for field sizes ranging from 3×3cm2 to 30×30cm2 to those obtained from measurements. A benchmarking study compared calculated data to measurements for IMRT plans delivered to anthropomorphic phantoms. Results: Along the central axis of the beam 99.6% and 99.7% of all data passed the 2%/2mm gamma criterion for 6 and 10MV models, respectively. Dose profiles at depths of dmax, through 25cm agreed with measured data for 99.4% and 99.6% of data tested for 6 and 10MV models, respectively. A comparison of calculated dose to film measurement in a head and neck phantom showed an average of 85.3% and 90.5% of pixels passing a 3%/2mm gamma criterion for 6 and 10MV models respectively. Conclusion: A Monte Carlo multiple-source model for Elekta 6 and 10MV therapeutic x-ray beams has been developed as a quality assurance tool for clinical trials.

  19. Use of Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis to Support M&VDecisions in ESPCs

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    Mathew, Paul A.; Koehling, Erick; Kumar, Satish

    2005-05-11

    Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a critical elementof an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) - without M&V, thereisno way to confirm that the projected savings in an ESPC are in factbeing realized. For any given energy conservation measure in an ESPC,there are usually several M&V choices, which will vary in terms ofmeasurement uncertainty, cost, and technical feasibility. Typically,M&V decisions are made almost solely based on engineering judgmentand experience, with little, if any, quantitative uncertainty analysis(QUA). This paper describes the results of a pilot project initiated bythe Department of Energy s Federal Energy Management Program to explorethe use of Monte-Carlo simulation to assess savings uncertainty andthereby augment the M&V decision-making process in ESPCs. The intentwas to use QUA selectively in combination with heuristic knowledge, inorder to obtain quantitative estimates of the savings uncertainty withoutthe burden of a comprehensive "bottoms-up" QUA. This approach was used toanalyze the savings uncertainty in an ESPC for a large federal agency.The QUA was seamlessly integrated into the ESPC development process andthe incremental effort was relatively small with user-friendly tools thatare commercially available. As the case study illustrates, in some casesthe QUA simply confirms intuitive or qualitative information, while inother cases, it provides insight that suggests revisiting the M&Vplan. The case study also showed that M&V decisions should beinformed by the portfolio risk diversification. By providing quantitativeuncertainty information, QUA can effectively augment the M&Vdecision-making process as well as the overall ESPC financialanalysis.

  20. Evaluation of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimeters for passive dosimetry of high-energy photon and electron beams in radiotherapy

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    Yukihara, E. G.; Mardirossian, G.; Mirzasadeghi, M.; Guduru, S.; Ahmad, S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 825 Northeast 10th Street, OUPB 1430, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 (United States); Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 825 Northeast 10th Street, OUPB 1430, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 (United States)

    2008-01-15

    This article investigates the performance of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) for application in radiotherapy. Central-axis depth dose curves and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) responses were obtained in a water phantom for 6 and 18 MV photons, and for 6, 9, 12, 16, and 20 MeV electron beams from a Varian 21EX linear accelerator. Single OSL measurements could be repeated with a precision of 0.7% (one standard deviation) and the differences between absorbed doses measured with OSLDs and an ionization chamber were within {+-}1% for photon beams. Similar results were obtained for electron beams in the low-gradient region after correction for a 1.9% photon-to-electron bias. The distance-to-agreement values were of the order of 0.5-1.0 mm for electrons in high dose gradient regions. Additional investigations also demonstrated that the OSL response dependence on dose rate, field size, and irradiation temperature is less than 1% in the conditions of the present study. Regarding the beam energy/quality dependence, the relative response of the OSLD for 18 MV was (0.51{+-}0.48)% of the response for the 6 MV photon beam. The OSLD response for the electron beams relative to the 6 MV photon beam. The OSLD response for the electron beams relative to the 6 MV photon beam was in average 1.9% higher, but this result requires further confirmation. The relative response did not seem to vary with electron energy at d{sub max} within the experimental uncertainties (0.5% in average) and, therefore, a fixed correction factor of 1.9% eliminated the energy dependence in our experimental conditions.

  1. Comments on shielding for dual energy accelerators

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    Rossi, M. C.; Lincoln, H. M.; Quarin, D. J.; Zwicker, R. D.

    2008-06-15

    Determination of shielding requirements for medical linear accelerators has been greatly facilitated by the publication of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) latest guidelines on this subject in NCRP Report No. 151. In the present report the authors review their own recent experience with patient treatments on conventional dual energy linear accelerators to examine the various input parameters needed to follow the NCRP guidelines. Some discussion is included of workloads, occupancy, use factors, and field size, with the effects of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatments included. Studies of collimator settings showed average values of 13.1x16.2 cm{sup 2} for 6 MV and 14.1x16.8 cm{sup 2} for 18 MV conventional ports, and corresponding average unblocked areas of 228 and 254 cm{sup 2}, respectively. With an average of 77% of the field area unblocked, this gives a mean irradiated area of 196 cm{sup 2} for the 18 MV beam, which dominates shielding considerations for most dual energy machines. Assuming conservatively small room dimensions, a gantry bin angle of 18 deg. was found to represent a reasonable unit for tabulation of use factors. For conventional 18 MV treatments it was found that the usual treatment angles of 0, 90, 180, and 270 deg. were still favored, and use factors of 0.25 represent reasonable estimates for these beams. As expected, the IMRT fields (all at 6 MV) showed a high degree of gantry angle randomization, with no bin having a use factor in excess of 0.10. It is concluded that unless a significant number of patients are treated with high energy IMRT, the traditional use factors of 0.25 are appropriate for the dominant high energy beam.

  2. Dosimetric characterization of the iBEAM evo carbon fiber couch for radiotherapy

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    Smith, David W.; Christophides, Damianos; Dean, Christopher; Naisbit, Mitchell; Mason, Joshua; Morgan, Andrew

    2010-07-15

    Purpose: This study characterizes the dosimetric properties of the iBEAM evo carbon fiber couch manufactured by Medical Intelligence and examines the accuracy of the CMS XiO and Nucletron Oncentra Masterplan (OMP) treatment planning systems for calculating beam attenuation due to the presence of the couch. Methods: To assess the homogeneity of the couch, it was CT scanned at isocentric height and a number of signal intensity profiles were generated and analyzed. To simplify experimental procedures, surface dose and central axis depth dose measurements were performed in a solid water slab phantom using Gafchromic film for 6 and 10 MV photon beams at gantry angles of 0 deg. (normal incidence), 30 deg., and 60 deg. with an inverted iBEAM couch placed on top of the phantom. Attenuation measurements were performed in a cylindrical solid water phantom with an ionization chamber positioned at the isocenter. Measurements were taken for gantry angles from 0 deg. to 90 deg. in 10 deg. increments for both 6 and 10 MV photon beams. This setup was replicated in the XiO and OMP treatment planning systems. Dose was calculated using the pencil beam, collapsed cone, convolution, and superposition algorithms. Results: The CT scan of the couch showed that it was uniformly constructed. Surface dose increased by (510{+-}30)% for a 6 MV beam and (600{+-}20)% for a 10 MV beam passing through the couch at normal incidence. Obliquely incident beams resulted in a higher surface dose compared to normally incident beams for both open fields and fields with the couch present. Depth dose curves showed that the presence of the couch resulted in an increase in dose in the build up region. For 6 and 10 MV beams incident at 60 deg., nearly all skin sparing was lost. Attenuation measurements derived using the ionization chamber varied from 2.7% (0 deg.) to a maximum of 4.6% (50 deg.) for a 6 MV beam and from 1.9% (0 deg.) to a maximum of 4.0% (50 deg.) for a 10 MV beam. The pencil beam and convolution algorithms failed to accurately calculate couch attenuation. The collapsed cone and superposition algorithms calculated attenuation within an absolute error of {+-}1.2% for 6 MV and {+-}0.8% for 10 MV for gantry angles from 0 deg. to 40 deg. Some differences in attenuation were observed dependent on how the couch was contoured. Conclusions: These results demonstrate that the presence of the iBEAM evo carbon fiber couch increases the surface dose and dose in the build up region. The inclusion of the couch in the planning scan is limited by the field of view employed and the couch height at the time of CT scanning.

  3. Hydroforming of elliptical cavities

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    Singer, W.; Singer, X.; Jelezov, I.; Kneisel, Peter

    2015-02-27

    Activities of the past several years in developing the technique of forming seamless (weldless) cavity cells by hydroforming are summarized. An overview of the technique developed at DESY for the fabrication of single cells and multicells of the TESLA cavity shape is given and the major rf results are presented. The forming is performed by expanding a seamless tube with internal water pressure while simultaneously swaging it axially. Prior to the expansion the tube is necked at the iris area and at the ends. Tube radii and axial displacements are computer controlled during the forming process in accordance with resultsmore »of finite element method simulations for necking and expansion using the experimentally obtained strain-stress relationship of tube material. In cooperation with industry different methods of niobium seamless tube production have been explored. The most appropriate and successful method is a combination of spinning or deep drawing with flow forming. Several single-cell niobium cavities of the 1.3 GHz TESLA shape were produced by hydroforming. They reached accelerating gradients Eacc up to 35 MV/m after buffered chemical polishing (BCP) and up to 42 MV/m after electropolishing (EP). More recent work concentrated on fabrication and testing of multicell and nine-cell cavities. Several seamless two- and three-cell units were explored. Accelerating gradients Eacc of 30–35 MV/m were measured after BCP and Eacc up to 40 MV/m were reached after EP. Nine-cell niobium cavities combining three three-cell units were completed at the company E. Zanon. These cavities reached accelerating gradients of Eacc = 30–35 MV/m. One cavity is successfully integrated in an XFEL cryomodule and is used in the operation of the FLASH linear accelerator at DESY. Additionally the fabrication of bimetallic single-cell and multicell NbCu cavities by hydroforming was successfully developed. Several NbCu clad single-cell and double-cell cavities of the TESLA shape have been fabricated. The clad seamless tubes were produced using hot bonding or explosive bonding and subsequent flow forming. The thicknesses of Nb and Cu layers in the tube wall are about 1 and 3 mm respectively. The rf performance of the best NbCu clad cavities is similar to that of bulk Nb cavities. The highest accelerating gradient achieved was 40 MV/m. The advantages and disadvantages of hydroformed cavities are discussed in this paper.« less

  4. The effects of ionophores and metabolic inhibitors on methanogenesis and energy-related properties of Methanobacterium bryantii

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    Jarrell, K.F.; Sprott, G.D.

    1983-08-01

    The effects of numerous ionophores and inhibitors were tested on methane synthesis, intracellular ATP and potassium concentrations, and the proton motive force of the methanogenic archaebacterium Methanobacterium bryantii. M. bryantii had an internal pH near 6.8 (and hence little delta pH during growth) with an electrical potential of --127 mV in growth medium and --105 mV in a pH 6.5 buffer. The study has identified agents which, in M. bryantii, can effectively cause a decline of intracellular ATP (gramicidin, acetylene) and potassium concentrations (gramicidin, nigericin), inhibit methane synthesis (acetylene, gramicidin, nigericin, triphenylmethylphosphonium bromide), eliminate the electrical potential (high extracellular potassium ion concentrations), and dissipate artificially imposed, inside alkaline, pH gradients (monensin, nigericin, carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone). Carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone was generally ineffective in media or buffers reduced with cysteine-sulfide but could be effective in cysteine-free solutions reduced with hydrogen sulfide.

  5. High Efficiency Organic Solar Cells: December 16, 2009 - February 2, 2011

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    Walker, K.; Joslin, S.

    2011-05-01

    Details on the development of novel organic solar cells incorporating Trimetasphere based acceptors are presented including: baseline performance for Lu-PCBEH acceptor blended with P3HT demonstrated at 4.89% PCE exceeding the 4.5% PCE goal; an increase of over 250mV in Voc was demonstrated for Lu-PCBEH blended with low band gap polymers compared to a comparable C60-PCBM device. The actual Voc was certified at 260mV higher for a low band gap polymer device using the Lu-PCBEH acceptor; and the majority of the effort was focused on development of a device with over 7% PCE. While low current and fill factors suppressed overall device performance for the low band gap polymers tested, significant discoveries were made that point the way for future development of these novel acceptor materials.

  6. Aegean Seals of the Late Bronze Age: Stylistic Groups VII. Concordance

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    Younger, John G.

    1989-01-01

    Kadmos series Other Publication I 008 MumpsIV 71 I 009M-V L III 48 I 010 I 011- III 48 I 012 I 12III 60 I 013CP Dr II 125 I 014 M-V LII 49 I 015 III 48 I 016 - L I 017Danict III 60 I 018 I 019TethB IV 58 I 020 SqrEye 59 I 021MP Hd VI 69 I... 60 I 106SholdrIII 61 I 108 Buxom III 56 I 109 AyI T3 IV 66 I 110CP LII 124 I 111 lmEye 62 I 112WidEyeIII 56 I 113 PimEye III 55 I 115DotEyeIV 73 I 116 L Dots 68 I 117L ClawIII 60 I 119 Buxom III 55 I 121ColumbVI 59 I 122 RunCav IV 69...

  7. Operational experience with CW high gradient and high QL cryomodules

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    Hovater, J. Curt [JLAB; Allison, Trent L. [JLAB; Bachimanchi, Ramakrishna [JLAB; Daly, Edward F. [JLAB; Drury, Michael A. [JLAB; Lahti, George E. [JLAB; Mounts, Clyde I. [JLAB; Nelson, Richard M. [JLAB; Plawski, Tomasz E. [JLAB

    2014-12-01

    The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) energy upgrade from 6 GeV to 12 GeV includes the installation of ten new 100 MV cryomodules (80 cavities). The superconducting RF cavities are designed to operate CW at an accelerating gradient of 19.3 MV/m with a QL of 3×107. The RF system employs single cavity control using new digital LLRF controls and 13 kW klystrons. Recently, all of the new cryomodules and associated RF hardware and software have been commissioned and operated in the CEBAF accelerator. Electrons at linac currents up to 10 ?A have been successfully accelerated and used for nuclear physics experiments. This paper reports on the commissioning and operation of the cryomodules and RF system.

  8. Two-klystron Binary Pulse Compression at SLAC

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    Farkas, Z.D.; Lavine, T.L.; Menegat, A.; Vlieks, A.E.; Wang, J.W.; Wilson, P.B.

    1993-04-01

    The Binary Pulse Compression system installed at SLAC was tested using two klystrons, one with 10 MW and the other with 34 MW output. By compressing 560 ns klystron pulses into 70 ns, the measured BPC output was 175 MW, limited by the available power from the two klystrons. This output was used to provide 100-MW input to a 30-cell X-band structure in which a 100-MV/m gradient was obtained. This system, using the higher klystron outputs expected in the future has the potential to deliver the 350 MW needed to obtain 100 MV/m gradients in the 1.8-m NLC prototype structure. This note describes the timing, triggering, and phase coding used in the two-klystron experiment, and the expected and measured net-work response to three- or two-stage modulation.

  9. Improved power capacity in a high efficiency klystron-like relativistic backward wave oscillator by distributed energy extraction

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    Xiao, Renzhen; Chen, Changhua; Cao, Yibing; Sun, Jun [Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China)

    2013-12-07

    With the efficiency increase of a klystron-like relativistic backward wave oscillator, the maximum axial electric field and harmonic current simultaneously appear at the end of the beam-wave interaction region, leading to a highly centralized energy exchange in the dual-cavity extractor and a very high electric field on the cavity surface. Thus, we present a method of distributed energy extraction in this kind of devices. Particle-in-cell simulations show that with the microwave power of 5.1?GW and efficiency of 70%, the maximum axial electric field is decreased from 2.26 MV/cm to 1.28 MV/cm, indicating a threefold increase in the power capacity.

  10. Multivariate analysis of remote LIBS spectra using partial least squares, principal component analysis, and related techniques

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    Clegg, Samuel M; Barefield, James E; Wiens, Roger C; Sklute, Elizabeth; Dyare, Melinda D

    2008-01-01

    Quantitative analysis with LIBS traditionally employs calibration curves that are complicated by the chemical matrix effects. These chemical matrix effects influence the LIBS plasma and the ratio of elemental composition to elemental emission line intensity. Consequently, LIBS calibration typically requires a priori knowledge of the unknown, in order for a series of calibration standards similar to the unknown to be employed. In this paper, three new Multivariate Analysis (MV A) techniques are employed to analyze the LIBS spectra of 18 disparate igneous and highly-metamorphosed rock samples. Partial Least Squares (PLS) analysis is used to generate a calibration model from which unknown samples can be analyzed. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Soft Independent Modeling of Class Analogy (SIMCA) are employed to generate a model and predict the rock type of the samples. These MV A techniques appear to exploit the matrix effects associated with the chemistries of these 18 samples.

  11. PULSE: The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets

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    Baranec, Christoph; Burruss, Rick S; Bowler, Brendan P; van Dam, Marcos; Riddle, Reed; Shelton, J Christopher; Truong, Tuan; Roberts, Jennifer; Milburn, Jennifer; Tesch, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets (PULSE) will dramatically expand the science reach of PALM-3000, the facility high-contrast extreme adaptive optics system on the 5-meter Hale Telescope. By using an ultraviolet laser to measure the dominant high spatial and temporal order turbulence near the telescope aperture, one can increase the limiting natural guide star magnitude for exquisite correction from mV < 10 to mV < 16. Providing the highest near-infrared Strehl ratios from any large telescope laser adaptive optics system, PULSE uniquely enables spectroscopy of low-mass and more distant young exoplanet systems, essential to formulating a complete picture of exoplanet populations.

  12. ELECTROCHEMICAL CORROSION REPORT FOR TANKS 241-AW-103 & 241-AZ-102 & 241-AN-106 & 241-AN-107 & 241-AY-101 & 241-AY-102

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    DUNCAN JB

    2007-08-22

    Corrosion rates using supernatant samples retrieved from near the top of the liquid layer were determined for the tanks. Corrosion rates using settled solids (saltcake) were determined. The supernatant samples were tested as received without argon sparging. The settled solid sample segments were extruded under anaerobic condition and kept under a sweep of humidified argon gas during 'the electrochemical corrosion testing. The class of steel used to construct the tank in question was used, and test coupons were allowed to equilibrate for a minimum of 18 hours before a Tafel scan was initiated. The coupons were scanned from -250 mV to +250 mV from the rest or open circuit potential. The corrosion rate is reported along with the corrosion current measurement, open circuit potential, and a chi-square statistic generated by the instrument controlling and analysis algorithm.

  13. SU-E-T-44: Angular Dependence of Surface Dose Enhancement Measured On Several Inhomogeneities Using Radiochromic EBT3 Films

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    Jansen, A; Schoenfeld, A; Poppinga, D; Chofor, N; Poppe, B [University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany); Pius Hospital Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: The quantification of the relative surface dose enhancement in dependence on the angle of incidence and the atomic number Z of the surface material. Methods: Experiments were performed with slabs made of aluminum, titanium, copper, silver, dental gold and lead. The metal slabs with equal sizes of 1.0×8.0×8.8mm{sup 3} were embedded in an Octavius 4D phantom (PTW Freiburg, Germany). Radiochromic EBT3 films were used to measure the surface dose for angles of incidence ranging from 0° to 90°. The setup with the metals slabs at the isocenter was irradiated with acceleration voltages of 6MV and 10MV. Water reference measurements were taken under equal conditions. Results: The surface dose enhancement is highest for angles of incidence below 30° and drops significantly for higher. The surface dose enhancement produced by lead and dental gold at 6MV showed a peak of 65%. At 90°, the surface dose enhancement dropped to 15% for both materials. The surface dose enhancements for silver, copper, titanium and aluminum were 45%, 32%, 22% and 12% at 0°, respectively. At an angle of incidence of 80°, the values dropped to 22%, 18%, 12% und 6%. The values for 10MV were very similar. Lead and dental gold showed peaks of 65% und 60%. Their values dropped to 18% at an angle of 90°. The surface dose enhancements for silver, copper, titanium and aluminum were 45%, 30%, 20% and 8% at 0°. At 80° the values dropped to 30%, 20%, 12% and 5%. A dependence of the magnitude of the surface dose enhancement on the atomic number of the surface material can be seen, which is in consistence with literature. Conclusion: The results show that the surface dose enhancements near implant materials with high Z-values should be taken into consideration in radio therapy, even when the angle of incidence is flat.

  14. Polymer functionalized piezoelectric-FET as humidity/chemical nanosensors Chang Shi Lao, Qin Kuang, and Zhong L. Wanga ,b

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    in water at pH value of 7.5 is -21 mV, which means that the surface of ZnO NB was negatively charged Fig. 1 on piezoelectric field effect transistor PE-FET is demonstrated. The working principle of the PE-FET relies and harvesting energy from the environment for self-powered nanosystems.10 PE-FET and diodes12 that operate based

  15. Calibration of the AXAFHRC UV/Ion shields at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S.Vaiana: IV UV rejection measurements.

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    .S.Vaiana: IV ­ UV rejection measurements. M. Barbera 1 , A. Collura 2;1 , A. Dara 1 , S. Serio 1 , M.V. Zombeck conducted UV (300­2500 š A) and FUV/Visible (1900­10000 š A) transmission measurements on the baseline design UV/Ion shields based on Lexan and aluminum. The results of these measurements, here reported, have

  16. Poster — Thur Eve — 18: Cherenkov Emission By High-Energy Radiation Therapy Beams: A Characterization Study

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    Zlateva, Y.; El Naqa, I.; Quitoriano, N.

    2014-08-15

    We investigate Cherenkov emission (CE) by radiotherapy beams via radiation dose-versus-CE correlation analyses, CE detection optimization by means of a spectral shift towards the near-infrared (NIR) window of biological tissue, and comparison of CE to on-board MV imaging. Dose-CE correlation was investigated via simulation and experiment. A Monte Carlo (MC) CE simulator was designed using Geant4. Experimental phantoms include: water; tissue-simulating phantom composed of water, Intralipid®, and beef blood; plastic phantom with solid water insert. The detector system comprises an optical fiber and diffraction-grating spectrometer incorporating a front/back-illuminated CCD. The NIR shift was carried out with CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs), emitting at (650±10) nm. CE and MV images were acquired with a CMOS camera and electronic portal imaging device. MC and experimental studies indicate a strong linear dose-CE correlation (Pearson coefficient > 0.99). CE by an 18-MeV beam was effectively NIR-shifted in water and a tissue-simulating phantom, exhibiting a significant increase at 650 nm for QD depths up to 10 mm. CE images exhibited relative contrast superior to MV images by a factor of 30. Our work supports the potential for application of CE in radiotherapy online imaging for patient setup and treatment verification, since CE is intrinsic to the beam and non-ionizing and QDs can be used to improve CE detectability, potentially yielding image quality superior to MV imaging for the case of low-density-variability, low-optical-attenuation materials (ex: breast/oropharynx). Ongoing work involves microenvironment functionalization of QDs and application of multi-channel spectrometry for simultaneous acquisition of dosimetric and tumor oxygenation signals.

  17. A simple method to quantify the coincidence between portal image graticules and radiation field centers or radiation isocenter

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    Du Weiliang; Yang, James; Luo Dershan; Martel, Mary

    2010-05-15

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop a computerized method to quantify the coincidence between portal image graticules and radiation field centers or radiation isocenter. Three types of graticules were included in this study: Megavoltage (MV) mechanical graticule, MV electronic portal imaging device digital graticule, and kilovoltage (kV) on-board imaging digital graticule. Methods: A metal ball bearing (BB) was imaged with MV and kV x-ray beams in a procedure similar to a Winston-Lutz test. The radiation fields, graticules, and BB were localized in eight portal images using Hough transform-based computer algorithms. The center of the BB served as a static reference point in the 3D space so that the distances between the graticule centers and the radiation field centers were calculated. The radiation isocenter was determined from the radiation field centers at different gantry angles. Results: Misalignments of MV and kV portal imaging graticules varied with the gantry or x-ray source angle as a result of mechanical imperfections of the linear accelerator and its imaging system. While the three graticules in this study were aligned to the radiation field centers and the radiation isocenter within 2.0 mm, misalignments of 1.5-2.0 mm were found at certain gantry angles. These misalignments were highly reproducible with the gantry rotation. Conclusions: A simple method was developed to quantify the alignments of portal image graticules directly against the radiation field centers or the radiation isocenter. The advantage of this method is that it does not require the BB to be placed exactly at the radiation isocenter through a precalibrated surrogating device such as room lasers or light field crosshairs. The present method is useful for radiation therapy modalities that require high-precision portal imaging such as image-guided stereotactic radiotherapy.

  18. High gradient rf gun studies of CsBr photocathodes

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    Vecchione, Theodore; Maldonado, Juan R.; Gierman, Stephen; Corbett, Jeff; Hartmann, Nick; Pianetta, Piero A.; Hesselink, Lambertus; Schmerge, John F.

    2015-04-03

    CsBr photocathodes have 10 times higher quantum efficiency with only 3 times larger intrinsic transverse emittance than copper. They are robust and can withstand 80 MV/m fields without breaking down or emitting dark current. They can operate in 2×10?? torr vacuum and survive exposure to air. They are well suited for generating high pulse charge in rf guns without a photocathode transfer system.

  19. SU-E-T-238: Monte Carlo Estimation of Cerenkov Dose for Photo-Dynamic Radiotherapy

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    Chibani, O; Price, R; Ma, C; Eldib, A; Mora, G

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Estimation of Cerenkov dose from high-energy megavoltage photon and electron beams in tissue and its impact on the radiosensitization using Protoporphyrine IX (PpIX) for tumor targeting enhancement in radiotherapy. Methods: The GEPTS Monte Carlo code is used to generate dose distributions from 18MV Varian photon beam and generic high-energy (45-MV) photon and (45-MeV) electron beams in a voxel-based tissueequivalent phantom. In addition to calculating the ionization dose, the code scores Cerenkov energy released in the wavelength range 375–425 nm corresponding to the pick of the PpIX absorption spectrum (Fig. 1) using the Frank-Tamm formula. Results: The simulations shows that the produced Cerenkov dose suitable for activating PpIX is 4000 to 5500 times lower than the overall radiation dose for all considered beams (18MV, 45 MV and 45 MeV). These results were contradictory to the recent experimental studies by Axelsson et al. (Med. Phys. 38 (2011) p 4127), where Cerenkov dose was reported to be only two orders of magnitude lower than the radiation dose. Note that our simulation results can be corroborated by a simple model where the Frank and Tamm formula is applied for electrons with 2 MeV/cm stopping power generating Cerenkov photons in the 375–425 nm range and assuming these photons have less than 1mm penetration in tissue. Conclusion: The Cerenkov dose generated by high-energy photon and electron beams may produce minimal clinical effect in comparison with the photon fluence (or dose) commonly used for photo-dynamic therapy. At the present time, it is unclear whether Cerenkov radiation is a significant contributor to the recently observed tumor regression for patients receiving radiotherapy and PpIX versus patients receiving radiotherapy only. The ongoing study will include animal experimentation and investigation of dose rate effects on PpIX response.

  20. An evaluation of water and sediment quality along the Texas Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 

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    Giesler, Ralph Steven

    1975-01-01

    and nitrate nutrient concentrations. Data was also obtained for the amount of cadmium, copper, lead and zinc dissolved in the water. In January, bottom samples were obtained to provide information regarding the pH, Eh, and heavy metal concentration... Water PH Values Surface Water Eh Values in (mv) Surface Water Turbidity Middepth Phosphate Values Middepth Ammonia Values Middepth Nitrate Values Middepth Total Suspended Solids Middepth Volatile Suspended Solids Middepth Total Organic Carbon...

  1. Green's Functions of Generalized Laplacians Philippe Poulin #

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    and Statistics McGill University 805, rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montrâ??eal, Quâ??ebec, H3A­2K6, Canada Abstract The Green method we study the decay of G(n, e + i0) when |n| # # for values of energy, e, inside the range of #(x Laplacians for values of energy inside their associated spec­ tra [ESY, MV, SV]. Such a priori estimates

  2. The effect of iron chloride and glutamate on glutamine synthetase activity in primary cultured rat cortical astrocytes: a model for epileptic induction 

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    Roberts, Julie Ann

    1986-01-01

    Phillips, Department of Veterinary Public Health for their valuable suggestions, advice and criticisms of the thesis manuscript and for serving as member s of the Advisory Committee. The author is grateful to Dr. Gerald Bratton, Head, Department... for depolarization and r epolarization of the membrane. A pertubation that disrupts the intricate balance could result in a hypersensitive neuron and the genera- tion of an epileptic focus. The resting membrane potential of a neuron is about -60 mV, while...

  3. 2012 Groundwater Monitoring Report Central Nevada Test Area, Subsurface Corrective Action Unit 443

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    None

    2013-04-01

    The Central Nevada Test Area was the site of a 0.2- to 1-megaton underground nuclear test in 1968. The surface of the site has been closed, but the subsurface is still in the corrective action process. The corrective action alternative selected for the site was monitoring with institutional controls. Annual sampling and hydraulic head monitoring are conducted as part of the subsurface corrective action strategy. The site is currently in the fourth year of the 5-year proof-of-concept period that is intended to validate the compliance boundary. Analytical results from the 2012 monitoring are consistent with those of previous years. Tritium remains at levels below the laboratory minimum detectable concentration in all wells in the monitoring network. Samples collected from reentry well UC-1-P-2SR, which is not in the monitoring network but was sampled as part of supplemental activities conducted during the 2012 monitoring, indicate concentrations of tritium that are consistent with previous sampling results. This well was drilled into the chimney shortly after the detonation, and water levels continue to rise, demonstrating the very low permeability of the volcanic rocks. Water level data from new wells MV-4 and MV-5 and recompleted well HTH-1RC indicate that hydraulic heads are still recovering from installation and testing. Data from wells MV-4 and MV-5 also indicate that head levels have not yet recovered from the 2011 sampling event during which several thousand gallons of water were purged. It has been recommended that a low-flow sampling method be adopted for these wells to allow head levels to recover to steady-state conditions. Despite the lack of steady-state groundwater conditions, hydraulic head data collected from alluvial wells installed in 2009 continue to support the conceptual model that the southeast-bounding graben fault acts as a barrier to groundwater flow at the site.

  4. The influence of surface interactions on the reversibility of ferri/ferrocyanide at boron-doped diamond thin-film electrodes

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    Granger, M.C.; Swain, G.M.

    1999-12-01

    The electrochemistry of four redox analytes [Fe(CN){sub 6}{sup {minus}3/{minus}4}, Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 6}{sup +2/+3}, IrCl{sub 6}{sup {minus}2/{minus}3}, and methyl viologen, MV{sup +2/+/0}] was investigated at polycrystalline, boron-doped diamond thin-film electrodes before and after anodic polarization and hydrogen plasma treatment. The as-deposited diamond surface is predominantly hydrogen treatment, and quasi-reversible cyclic voltammograms ({Delta}E{sub p} of 60--80 mV) were observed for all of these couples at 0.1 V/s. After anodic polarization in H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, the surface atomic O/C ratio, as determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, increased from 0.02 to ca. 0.20. Concomitant with the increase in surface oxygen, the {Delta}E{sub p} for Fe(CN){sub 6}{sup {minus}3/{minus}4} increased to over 200 mV, while the {Delta}E{sub p} values for the other redox systems remained relatively unchanged. After acid washing and rehydrogenating the surface in hydrogen plasma (i.e., atomic hydrogen), the {Delta}E{sub p} for Fe(CN){sub 6}{sup {minus}3/{minus}4} returned to ca. 80 mV, while the {Delta}E{sub p} values for the other three redox analytes remained close to the original values. The results demonstrate the electron transfer for ferri/ferrocyanide is very sensitive to the presence of surface carbon-oxygen functionalities and that the electron transfer involves a site associated with the hydrogen-terminated surface. The results also unequivocally rule out the influence of adventitious nondiamond phases as the sole sites for the electron transfer.

  5. Conduction-Band-Offset Rule Governing J-V Distortion in CdS/CI(G)S Solar Cells

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    Sites, James R.

    Conduction-Band-Offset Rule Governing J-V Distortion in CdS/CI(G)S Solar Cells A. Kanevce, MV at the n/p interface of a solar cell can lead to significant distortion of the current-voltage (J-V) curve-layer [TCO/CdS/CI(G)S] approximation for the solar cell. The parameters that influence the barrier height

  6. The Impulsive Heating Rate in Shocked O Star Winds

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    Cohen, David

    The Impulsive Heating Rate in Shocked O Star Winds: Determined Directly from High-Resolution X; no corona #12;Radiation-driven O star winds Pup (O4 supergiant): M ~ few 10-6 Msun/yr UV spectrum: C IV with the stellar wind #12;Radiation-driven O star winds kinetic power in the wind = 1/2 Mv 2 (~10-3 Lbol) typically

  7. Solutions to Dr. Z.'s MATH 421 (2) Exam 2, Tue., Nov. 22, 2011, 12:00noon-1:20pm, 1. (15 pts.) Find the general expression, in polar coordinates, for the steady-state temperature

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    that {sin nx}, n = 1, 2, . . . is orthogonal over the interval [0, ]. (b) Find the norm of each function. Ans. to (b): || sin nx|| = 2 Sol. of a.: (sin nx, sin mx) = 0 (sin nx)(sin mx) dx . From the cheatsheet (or from your head): (sin A)(sin B) = 1 2 (cos(A - B) - cos(A - B)) . So (sin nx)(sin mv) = 1 2

  8. DISSERTATION IMPACT OF LIFETIME VARIATIONS AND SECONDARY BARRIERS ON

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    Sites, James R.

    Te Solar-cell Performance The thin-film CdTe solar cell (generally n-CdS/p-CdTe) is one of the leading, where the best CdTe cells are about 250 mV below the best GaAs cells when an appropriate adjustmentDISSERTATION IMPACT OF LIFETIME VARIATIONS AND SECONDARY BARRIERS ON CdTe SOLAR-CELL PERFORMANCE

  9. Poster — Thur Eve — 62: A Retrospective Assessment of the Prevalence and Dosimetric Effect of Lateral Electron Disequilibrium in a Population of Lung Cancer Patients Treated by Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

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    Disher, Brandon; Wade, Laura; Hajdok, George; Gaede, Stewart; Battista, Jerry J.; Palma, David

    2014-08-15

    Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a treatment option for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). SBRT uses tightly conformed megavoltage (MV) x-ray beams to ablate the tumour. However, small MV x-ray fields may produce lateral electron disequilibrium (LED) within lung tissue, which can reduce the dose to tumour. The goal of this work is to estimate the prevalence of LED in NSCLC patients treated with SBRT, and determine dose effects for patients prone or averse to LED. Thirty NSCLC patients were randomly selected for analysis. 4-dimensional CT lung images were segmented into the right and left upper and lower lobes (RUL, RLL, LUL, LLL), and the right middle lobe. Dose calculations were performed using volume-modulated arc therapy in the Pinnacle{sup 3} TPS. Most tumours were located in the upper lobes (RUL 53%, LUL 27%) where density was significantly lower (RUL ?808±46 HU vs. RLL ?743±71 HU; LUL ?808 ±56 HU vs. LLL ?746±70 HU; p<0.001). In general, the prevalence of LED increased with higher beam energy. Using 6MV photons, patients with a RUL tumour experienced moderate (81 %), and mild (19%) levels of LED. At 18MV, LED became more prominent with severe (50%) and moderate (50%) LED exhibited. Dosimetrically, for patients prone to LED, poorer target coverage (i.e. increased R100 by 20%) and improved lung sparing (i.e. reduced V20 by ?46%) was observed. The common location of lung cancers in the upper lobes, coupled with lower lung density, results in the potential occurrence of LED, which may underdose the tumour.

  10. Large scale two-dimensional arrays of magnesium diboride superconducting quantum interference devices

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    Cybart, Shane A. Dynes, R. C.; Wong, T. J.; Cho, E. Y.; Beeman, J. W.; Yung, C. S.; Moeckly, B. H.

    2014-05-05

    Magnetic field sensors based on two-dimensional arrays of superconducting quantum interference devices were constructed from magnesium diboride thin films. Each array contained over 30?000 Josephson junctions fabricated by ion damage of 30?nm weak links through an implant mask defined by nano-lithography. Current-biased devices exhibited very large voltage modulation as a function of magnetic field, with amplitudes as high as 8?mV.

  11. Oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes to unsaturated hydrocarbons

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    Kung, H.H.; Chaar, M.A.

    1988-10-11

    Oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes to unsaturated hydrocarbons is carried out over metal vanadate catalysts under oxidizing conditions. The vanadate catalysts are represented by the formulas M[sub 3](VO[sub 4])[sub 2] and MV[sub 2]O[sub 6], M representing Mg, Zn, Ca, Pb, or Cd. The reaction is carried out in the presence of oxygen, but the formation of oxygenate by-products is suppressed.

  12. Carbon Nanotube DNA Sensor and Sensing Mechanism

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    nanotube (SWNT) DNA sensors and the sensing mechanism. The simple and generic protocol for label for direct label-free detection of DNA hybridization in a biocompatible buffer solution. We also carried out is a field effect device, which has a typical on-current of 3-6 µA at 10 mV source- drain bias and an on-off

  13. A Pilot Case Study of Measurement and Verification for a Major Texas State Agency Performance Contracting Initiative 

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    Bou-Saada, T. E.; Culp, C.

    2006-01-01

    for the more efficient equipment cost over a fifteen-year period. The savings will be measured and verified over the life of the contract in order to maintain the savings guarantee. The energy services firm that the agency chose to implement the utility... loan fund for public sector energy efficiency projects in Texas. 2 MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION MODEL ANALYSIS One of the most important components of a performance contract entails a good M&V approach to account for savings. Since the agency...

  14. Retrocommissioning Case Study - Applying Building Selection Criteria for Maximum Results 

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    Luskay, L.; Haasl, T.; Irvine, L.; Frey, D.

    2002-01-01

    This project selected two approaches to M&V from the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP, 2000): Calibrated Simulation and Partially Measured Retrofit Isolation. The first approach, Calibrated Simulation, was used... Intensity by Census Region for Sum of Major Fuels, 1999. www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs/detailed_tables_1999.h tml. International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol, 2000. Website: www.ipmvp.org APPENDIX A Table 1 APPENDIX B...

  15. Application of CC® at a Corporate Headquarters Facility in Dallas, TX 

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    Meline, K.; Kimla, J.

    2011-01-01

    . The typical measurement and verification (M&V) protocol for CC projects is IPMVP Option C: Whole Facility [3] utilizing facility utility billing data. Option C stipulates that the typical energy savings ?should exceed 10% of the baseline energy if you... Commissioning Guidebook for Federal Energy Mangers. 2002. Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy. [2] http://www.42u.com/koldlok.htm. [3] IPMVP. 2010. International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol, Volume 1...

  16. Development of a New ASHRAE Protocol for Measuring and Reporting the On-Site Performance of Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings 

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    Haberl, Jeff; Case, Mark; Kettler, Herald; Hunn, Bruce; Owens, Brendan

    2006-01-01

    regarding the specification of a performance monitoring system. • NEMVP, IPMVP (1996 – 2003). The US DOE has developed the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocols (IPMVP), beginning in 1996 and revised up through 2003.... It included a 4-116© 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings purpose/scope, an overview, three M&V options, a section of other issues and references. o International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), 1997...

  17. Two Channel Dielectric-Lined Rectangular High Transformer Ratio Accelerator Structure Experiment

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    Shchelkunov, S. V.; LaPointe, M. A. [Beam Physics Laboratory, Yale University, 272 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Hirshfield, J. L. [Beam Physics Laboratory, Yale University, 272 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Omega-P, Inc., 258 Bradley St., New Haven, CT 06510 (United States); Marshall, T. C. [Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Omega-P, Inc., 258 Bradley St., New Haven, CT 06510 (United States); Sotnikov, G. [NSC Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkov (Ukraine); Omega-P, Inc., 258 Bradley St., New Haven, CT 06510 (United States); Gai, Wei; Conde, M.; Power, J.; Mihalcea, D. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

    2010-11-04

    Current status of a two-channel cm-scale rectangular dielectric lined wakefield accelerator structure is described. This structure is installed at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator facility (AWA), and is presently being evaluated. The device has a transformer ratio of {approx}12.5:1. When driven by a {approx}50 nC single drive bunch it is expected to obtain {approx}6 MV/m acceleration gradient. Related issues are discussed.

  18. 5-HT3 Receptor Brain-Type B-Subunits are Differentially Expressed in Heterologous Systems

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    Corradi, Jeremias; Thompson, Andrew J.; McGonigle, Ian; Price, Kerry. L.; Bouzat, Cecilia; Lummis, Sarah C. R.

    2015-05-07

    at -60 mV using an OC-725 amplifier (Warner Instruments, Connecticut, USA), Digidata 1322A and the Strathclyde Electrophysiology Software Package (Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Strathclyde, UK). Currents were recorded at a... contributed equally to this work; *Joint corresponding authors at 1INIBIBB, UNS/CONICET, Camino La Carrindanga Km 7, 8000 Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Email: inbouzat@criba.edu.ar ; 2Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QW, UK...

  19. Solution 1: , so GM=gR2

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    Solution 1: mg=GMm/r2 , so GM=gR2 . At the equator, mV2 /R=GMm/R2 ­ mg' = mg - 2mg/3 = mg/3. Hence. This is equal to 0 for escape, i.e. r as v 0. Thus, u=vesc when mu2 /2 = GMm/R. So, vesc 2 = 2GM/R = 2gR = 6V2

  20. Forged in FIRE: cusps, cores, and baryons in low-mass dwarf galaxies

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    Oñorbe, Jose; Bullock, James S; Hopkins, Philip F; Ker?s, Dušan; Faucher-Giguère, Claude-André; Quataert, Eliot; Murray, Norman

    2015-01-01

    We present ultra-high resolution cosmological hydrodynamic simulations of $M_*\\simeq10^{4-6}M_{\\odot}$ dwarf galaxies that form within $M_{v}=10^{9.5-10}M_{\\odot}$ dark matter halos. Our simulations rely on the FIRE implementation of star formation feedback and were run with high enough force and mass resolution to directly resolve stellar and dark matter structure on the ~200 pc scales of interest for classical and ultra-faint dwarfs in the Local Group. The resultant galaxies sit on the $M_*$ vs. $M_{v}$ relation required to match the Local Group stellar mass function. They have bursty star formation histories and also form with half-light radii and metallicities that broadly match those observed for local dwarfs at the same stellar mass. For the first time we demonstrate that it is possible to create a large (~1 kpc) dark matter core in a cosmological simulation of an $M_*\\simeq10^6M_{\\odot}$ dwarf galaxy that resides within an $M_{v}=10^{10}M_{\\odot}$ halo -- precisely the scale of interest for resolving t...

  1. Low power zinc-oxide based charge trapping memory with embedded silicon nanoparticles via poole-frenkel hole emission

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    El-Atab, Nazek; Nayfeh, Ammar; Ozcan, Ayse; Alkis, Sabri; Okyay, Ali K.; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara

    2014-01-06

    A low power zinc-oxide (ZnO) charge trapping memory with embedded silicon (Si) nanoparticles is demonstrated. The charge trapping layer is formed by spin coating 2?nm silicon nanoparticles between Atomic Layer Deposited ZnO steps. The threshold voltage shift (?V{sub t}) vs. programming voltage is studied with and without the silicon nanoparticles. Applying ?1?V for 5?s at the gate of the memory with nanoparticles results in a ?V{sub t} of 3.4?V, and the memory window can be up to 8?V with an excellent retention characteristic (>10 yr). Without nanoparticles, at ?1?V programming voltage, the ?V{sub t} is negligible. In order to get ?V{sub t} of 3.4?V without nanoparticles, programming voltage in excess of 10?V is required. The negative voltage on the gate programs the memory indicating that holes are being trapped in the charge trapping layer. In addition, at 1?V the electric field across the 3.6?nm tunnel oxide is calculated to be 0.36 MV/cm, which is too small for significant tunneling. Moreover, the ?V{sub t} vs. electric field across the tunnel oxide shows square root dependence at low fields (E?MV/cm) and a square dependence at higher fields (E?>?2.7 MV/cm). This indicates that Poole-Frenkel Effect is the main mechanism for holes emission at low fields and Phonon Assisted Tunneling at higher fields.

  2. Success of the Melton Valley Watershed Remediation at the ORNL - 12351

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    Adler, David; Wilkerson, Laura [DOE, Oak Ridge Operations (United States); Sims, Lynn; Ketelle, Richard; Garland, Sid [Oak Ridge/Restoration Service, Inc. - UCOR/RSI (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The source remediation of the Melton Valley (MV) Watershed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory was completed 5 years ago (September 2006). Historic operations at the laboratory had resulted in chemical and radionuclide contaminant releases and potential risks or hazards within 175 contaminated units scattered across an area of 430 hectares (1062 acres) within the watershed. Contaminated areas included burial grounds, landfills, underground tanks, surface impoundments, liquid disposal pit/trenches, hydrofracture wells, leak and spill spites, inactive surface structures, and contaminated soil and sediments. The remediation of the watershed was detailed in the MV Interim Action Record of Decision (ROD) and included a combination of actions encompassing containment, isolation, stabilization, removal, and treatment of sources within the watershed and established the monitoring and land use controls that would result in protection of human health. The actions would take place over 5 years with an expenditure of over $340 M. The MV remedial actions left hazardous wastes in-place (e.g., buried wastes beneath hydraulic isolation caps) and cleanup at levels that do not allow for unrestricted access and unlimited exposure. The cleanup with the resultant land use would result in a comprehensive monitoring plan for groundwater, surface water, and biological media, as well as the tracking of the land use controls to assure their completion. This paper includes an overview of select performance measures and monitoring results, as detailed in the annual Remediation Effectiveness Report and the Five-Year Report. (authors)

  3. March 2011 Groundwater Sampling at the Project Shoal Site (Data Validation Package)

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    2011-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management conducted annual sampling at the Project Shoal Area (Shoal) in March 2011. Wells HC-1, HC-2, HC-4, HC-5, HC-6, HC-7, MV-1, MV-2 and MV-3 were sampled as specified in the Sampling and Analysis Plan for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Sites (LMS/PLN/S04351, continually updated). Two extra tritium samples were collected from well HC-4, one sample (HC-4-400) was collected at about 1/3 of the purge volume (135 gallons), the second sample (HC-4-400) was collected at 2/3 of purge volume (270 gallons). These additional samples were collected prior to completing the well purging process to evaluate the effects well purging has on the analytical results. Samples were not collected from locations HC-3 and HC-8 at the direction of the S.M. Stoller Corporation site lead.

  4. InGaAsSb thermophotovoltaic diode physics evaluation

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    Charache, G.W.; Baldasaro, P.F.; Danielson, L.R. [Lockheed-Martin, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)] [and others

    1998-06-01

    The hotside operating temperatures for many projected thermophotovoltaic (TPV) conversion system applications are approximately 1,000 C, which sets an upper limit on the TPV diode bandgap of 0.6 eV from efficiency and power density considerations. This bandgap requirement has necessitated the development of new diode material systems, never previously considered for energy generation. To date, InGaAsSb quaternary diodes grown lattice-matched on GaSb substrates have achieved the highest performance. This report relates observed diode performance to electro-optic properties such as minority carrier lifetime, diffusion length and mobility and provides initial links to microstructural properties. This analysis has bounded potential diode performance improvements. For the 0.52 eV InGaAsSb diodes used in this analysis the measured dark current is 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} A/cm{sup 2}, versus a potential Auger limit 1 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} A/cm{sup 2}, a radiative limit of 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}6} A/cm{sup 2} (no photon recycling), and an absolute thermodynamic limit of 1.4 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} A/cm{sup 2}. These dark currents are equivalent to open circuit voltage gains of 20 mV (7%), 60 mV (20%) and 140 mV (45%), respectively.

  5. Sagittarius II, Draco II and Laevens 3: three new Milky Way satellites discovered in the Pan-STARRS 1 3pi Survey

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    Laevens, Benjamin P M; Bernard, Edouard J; Schlafly, Edward F; Sesar, Branimir; Rix, Hans-Walter; Bell, Eric F; Ferguson, Annette M N; Slater, Colin T; Sweeney, William E; Wyse, Rosemary F G; Huxor, Avon P; Burgett, William S; Chambers, Kenneth C; Draper, Peter W; Magnier, Eugene A; Metcalfe, Nigel; Tonry, John L; Wainscoat, Richard J; Waters, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    We present the discovery of three new Milky Way satellites from our search for compact stellar overdensities in the photometric catalog of the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System 1 (Pan-STARRS 1, or PS1) 3pi survey. The first satellite, Laevens 3, is located at a heliocentric distance of d=67+/-3 kpc. With a total magnitude of Mv=-4.4+/-0.3 and a half-light radius rh=7+/-2 pc, its properties resemble those of outer halo globular clusters. The second system, Draco II/Laevens 4 (Dra II), is a closer and fainter satellite (d~20 kpc, Mv =-2.9+/-0.8), whose uncertain size (rh = 19 +8/-6 pc) renders its classification difficult without kinematic information; it could either be a faint and extended globular cluster or a faint and compact dwarf galaxy. The third satellite, Sagittarius II/Laevens 5 (Sgr II), has an ambiguous nature as it is either the most compact dwarf galaxy or the most extended globular cluster in its luminosity range (rh = 37 +9/-8 pc and Mv=-5.2+/-0.4). At a heliocentric distance...

  6. Coaxial Coupling Scheme for TESLA/ILC-type Cavities

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    J.K. Sekutowicz, P. Kneisel

    2010-05-01

    This paper reports about our efforts to develop a flangeable coaxial coupler for both HOM and fundamental coupling for 9-cell TESLA/ILC-type cavities. The cavities were designed in early 90‘s for pulsed operation with a low duty factor, less than 1 %. The proposed design of the coupler has been done in a way, that the magnetic flux B at the flange connection is minimized and only a field of <5 mT would be present at the accelerating field Eacc of ~ 36 MV/m (B =150 mT in the cavity). Even though we achieved reasonably high Q-values at low field, the cavity/coupler combination was limited in the cw mode to only ~ 7 MV/m, where a thermally initiated degradation occurred. We have improved the cooling conditions by initially drilling radial channels every 30 degrees, then every 15 degrees into the shorting plate. The modified prototype performed well up to 9 MV/m in cw mode. This paper reports about our experiences with the further modified coaxial coupler and about test results in cw and low duty cycle pulsed mode, similar to the TESLA/ILC operation conditions.

  7. Low Wind Speed Turbine Project Phase II: The Application of Medium-Voltage Electrical Apparatus to the Class of Variable Speed Multi-Megawatt Low Wind Speed Turbines; 15 June 2004--30 April 2005

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    Erdman, W.; Behnke, M.

    2005-11-01

    Kilowatt ratings of modern wind turbines have progressed rapidly from 50 kW to 1,800 kW over the past 25 years, with 3.0- to 7.5-MW turbines expected in the next 5 years. The premise of this study is simple: The rapid growth of wind turbine power ratings and the corresponding growth in turbine electrical generation systems and associated controls are quickly making low-voltage (LV) electrical design approaches cost-ineffective. This report provides design detail and compares the cost of energy (COE) between commercial LV-class wind power machines and emerging medium-voltage (MV)-class multi-megawatt wind technology. The key finding is that a 2.5% reduction in the COE can be achieved by moving from LV to MV systems. This is a conservative estimate, with a 3% to 3.5% reduction believed to be attainable once purchase orders to support a 250-turbine/year production level are placed. This evaluation considers capital costs as well as installation, maintenance, and training requirements for wind turbine maintenance personnel. Subsystems investigated include the generator, pendant cables, variable-speed converter, and padmount transformer with switchgear. Both current-source and voltage-source converter/inverter MV topologies are compared against their low-voltage, voltage-source counterparts at the 3.0-, 5.0-, and 7.5-MW levels.

  8. Cobalt-60 tomotherapy: Clinical treatment planning and phantom dose delivery studies

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    Dhanesar, Sandeep; Darko, Johnson; Joshi, Chandra P.; Kerr, Andrew; John Schreiner, L.

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: Investigations have shown that a Cobalt-60 (Co-60) radioactive source has the potential to play a role in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In this paper, Co-60 tomotherapy's conformal dose delivery potential is evaluated by delivering conformal dose plans on a cylindrical homogeneous phantom containing clinical structures similar to those found in a typical head and neck (H and N) cancer. Also, the clinical potential of Co-60 tomotherapy is investigated by generating 2D clinical treatment plans for H and N and prostate anatomical regions. These plans are compared with the 6 MV based treatment plans for modalities such as linear accelerator-based tomotherapy and broad beam IMRT, and 15 MV based 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT).Methods: For experimental validation studies, clinical and nonclinical conformal dose patterns were delivered on circular, homogeneous phantoms containing GafChromic film. For clinical planning study, dose calculations were performed with the EGSnrc Monte Carlo program, where a Theratronics 780C Co-60 unit and a 6 MV linear accelerator were modeled with a MIMiC binary multileaf collimator. An inhouse inverse treatment planning system was used to optimize tomotherapy plans using the same optimization parameters for both Co-60 and 6 MV beams. The IMRT and 3DCRT plans for the clinical cases were generated entirely in the Eclipse treatment planning system based on inhouse IMRT and 3DCRT site specific protocols.Results: The doses delivered to the homogeneous phantoms agreed with the calculations, indicating that it is possible to deliver highly conformal doses with the Co-60 unit. The dose distributions for Co-60 tomotherapy clinical plans for both clinical cases were similar to those obtained with 6 MV based tomotherapy and IMRT, and much more conformal compared to 3DCRT plans. The dose area histograms showed that the Co-60 plans achieve the dose objectives for the targets and organs at risk.Conclusions: These results confirm that Co-60 tomotherapy is capable of providing state-of-the-art conformal dose delivery and could be used for the treatment of targets in both small and larger separation anatomical regions.

  9. TU-F-BRE-07: In Vivo Neutron Detection in Patients Undergoing Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for Primary Kidney Cancer Using 6Li and 7Li Enriched TLD Pairs

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    Lonski, P; Kron, T; Franich, R; Keehan, S; Siva, S; Taylor, M

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for primary kidney cancer often involves the use of high-energy photons combined with a large number of monitor units. While important for risk assessment, the additional neutron dose to untargeted healthy tissue is not accounted for in treatment planning. This work aims to detect out-of-field neutrons in vivo for patients undergoing SABR with high-energy (>10 MV) photons and provides preliminary estimates of neutron effective dose. Methods: 3 variations of high-sensitivity LiF:Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) material, each with varying {sup 6}Li / {sup 7}Li concentrations, were used in custom-made Perspex holders for in vivo measurements. The variation in cross section for thermal neutrons between Li isotopes was exploited to distinguish neutron from photon signal. Measurements were made out-of-field for 7 patients, each undergoing 3D-conformal SABR treatment for primary kidney cancer on a Varian 21iX linear accelerator. Results: In vivo measurements show increased signal for the {sup 6}Li enriched material for patients treated with 18 MV photons. Measurements on one SABR patient treated using only 6 MV showed no difference between the 3 TLD materials. The out-of-field photon signal decreased exponentially with distance from the treatment field. The neutron signal, taken as the difference between {sup 6}Li enriched and {sup 7}Li enriched TLD response, remains almost constant up to 50 cm from the beam central axis. Estimates of neutron effective dose from preliminary TLD calibration suggest between 10 and 30 mSv per 1000 MU delivered at 18 MV for the 7 patients. Conclusion: TLD was proven to be a useful tool for the purpose of in vivo neutron detection at out-of-field locations. Further work is required to understand the relationship between TL signal and neutron dose. Dose estimates based on preliminary TLD calibration in a neutron beam suggest the additional neutron dose was <30 mSv per 1000 MU at 18 MV.

  10. The RR Lyrae stars: New perspectives

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    McNamara, D. H.; Barnes, J. E-mail: jonathan.barnes@slcc.edu

    2014-02-01

    We demonstrate that the Oosterhoff II (Oo II) RR Lyrae ab variables are hotter by ?270 K, at the same period, than Oo I variables. Or, at the same ((B) – (V)){sub 0} value the Oo II variables have larger radii than Oo I variables. This accounts for the reason Oo II variables are brighter (0.12-0.20 mag) than Oo I variables. The dependence of the light amplitude of RR Lyrae variables on temperature is independent of Oo type. This makes it possible to derive an accurate set of equations to relate intrinsic (B – V){sub 0} color indices to light amplitudes, which in turn can be used to determine the interstellar reddening (E (B – V)). With just a few variables (?5), it is possible to determine the E (B – V) to an accuracy of <0.01 mag in the absence of systematic photometric errors. We discuss the errors introduced in color excess determinations by including the Blazhko stars in a solution. A comparison of color excess values of 23 globular clusters and two regions of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), determined with the aid of our newly developed equations, are found to compare favorably (?0.01 mag) with color excess values found in the literature. Four new Oo III variables, some found in metal-poor clusters, are discussed. An analysis of the galactic-field variables indicates the majority are Oo I and Oo II variables, but a few short-period (log P < –0.36) metal-strong variables, so far not found in galactic globular clusters are evidently ?0.30 mag fainter than Oo I variables. Oo III variables may also be present in the field. We conclude that the RR Lyrae ab variables are primarily restricted to four sequences or groups. If we assume that the Oo I variables' mean absolute magnitude is Mv = 0.61, the mean absolute magnitudes of the other three sequences are: short-period variables Mv ? 0.89 mag, Oo II Mv ? 0.43 mag, and Oo III Mv ? 0.29 mag. The Oo I fundamental RR Lyrae ab red edge (FRE) and fundamental blue edge (FBE) occur at approximately the following temperatures: FRE T ? 6180 K and FBE T ? 6750 K. There is a strong dependence of Mv on [Fe/H] as we proceed from the short-period variables to the Oo I variables and to the Oo II variables, but there seems to be little or no dependence of Mv on [Fe/H] for stars within a group, at least for the Oo I and Oo II groups. The Oo II variables exhibit a weak period luminosity relation in V in many globular clusters unlike the Oo II-like variables in Oo I clusters which do not exhibit a P-L relation. The properties of some intermediate LMC clusters are discussed.

  11. Response of TLD-100 in mixed fields of photons and electrons

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    Lawless, Michael J.; Junell, Stephanie; Hammer, Cliff; DeWerd, Larry A. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)

    2013-01-15

    Purpose: Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) are routinely used for dosimetric measurements of high energy photon and electron fields. However, TLD response in combined fields of photon and electron beam qualities has not been characterized. This work investigates the response of TLD-100 (LiF:Mg,Ti) to sequential irradiation by high-energy photon and electron beam qualities. Methods: TLDs were irradiated to a known dose by a linear accelerator with a 6 MV photon beam, a 6 MeV electron beam, and a NIST-traceable {sup 60}Co beam. TLDs were also irradiated in a mixed field of the 6 MeV electron beam and the 6 MV photon beam. The average TLD response per unit dose of the TLDs for each linac beam quality was normalized to the average response per unit dose of the TLDs irradiated by the {sup 60}Co beam. Irradiations were performed in water and in a Virtual Water Trade-Mark-Sign phantom. The 6 MV photon beam and 6 MeV electron beam were used to create dose calibration curves relating TLD response to absorbed dose to water, which were applied to the TLDs irradiated in the mixed field. Results: TLD relative response per unit dose in the mixed field was less sensitive than the relative response in the photon field and more sensitive than the relative response in the electron field. Application of the photon dose calibration curve to the TLDs irradiated in a mixed field resulted in an underestimation of the delivered dose, while application of the electron dose calibration curve resulted in an overestimation of the dose. Conclusions: The relative response of TLD-100 in mixed fields fell between the relative response in the photon-only and electron-only fields. TLD-100 dosimetry of mixed fields must account for this intermediate response to minimize the estimation errors associated with calibration factors obtained from a single beam quality.

  12. Anaerobic oxidation of short-chain alkanes in hydrothermal sediments: potential influences on sulfur cycling and microbial diversity

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    Adams, MM; Hoarfrost, AL; Bose, A; Joye, SB; Girguis, PR

    2013-05-14

    Short-chain alkanes play a substantial role in carbon and sulfur cycling at hydrocarbon-rich environments globally, yet few studies have examined the metabolism of ethane (C-2), propane (C-3), and butane (C-4) in anoxic sediments in contrast to methane (C-1). In hydrothermal vent systems, short-chain alkanes are formed over relatively short geological time scales via thermogenic processes and often exist at high concentrations. The sediment-covered hydrothermal vent systems at Middle Valley (MV Juan de Fuca Ridge) are an ideal site for investigating the anaerobic oxidation of C-1-C-4 alkanes, given the elevated temperatures and dissolved hydrocarbon species characteristic of these metalliferous sediments. We examined whether MV microbial communities oxidized C-1-C-4 alkanes under mesophilic to thermophilic sulfate-reducing conditions. Here we present data from discrete temperature (25, 55, and 75 degrees C) anaerobic batch reactor incubations of MV sediments supplemented with individual alkanes. Co-registered alkane consumption and sulfate reduction (SR) measurements provide clear evidence for C-1-C-4 alkane oxidation linked to SR over time and across temperatures. In these anaerobic batch reactor sediments, 16S ribosomal RNA pyrosequencing revealed that Deltaproteobacteria, particularly a novel sulfate-reducing lineage, were the likely phylotypes mediating the oxidation of C-2-C-4 alkanes. Maximum C-1-C-4 alkane oxidation rates occurred at 55 degrees C, which reflects the mid-core sediment temperature profile and corroborates previous studies of rate maxima for the anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM). Of the alkanes investigated, C-3 was oxidized at the highest rate over time, then C-4, C-2, and C-1, respectively. The implications of these results are discussed with respect to the potential competition between the anaerobic oxidation of C-2-C(4)alkanes with AOM for available oxidants and the influence on the fate of C-1 derived from these hydrothermal systems.

  13. SU-E-I-56: Scan Angle Reduction for a Limited-Angle Intrafraction Verification (LIVE) System

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    Ren, L; Zhang, Y; Yin, F [Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To develop a novel adaptive reconstruction strategy to further reduce the scanning angle required by the limited-angle intrafraction verification (LIVE) system for intrafraction verification. Methods: LIVE acquires limited angle MV projections from the exit fluence of the arc treatment beam or during gantry rotation between static beams. Orthogonal limited-angle kV projections are also acquired simultaneously to provide additional information. LIVE considers the on-board 4D-CBCT images as a deformation of the prior 4D-CT images, and solves the deformation field based on deformation models and data fidelity constraint. LIVE reaches a checkpoint after a limited-angle scan, and reconstructs 4D-CBCT for intrafraction verification at the checkpoint. In adaptive reconstruction strategy, a larger scanning angle of 30° is used for the first checkpoint, and smaller scanning angles of 15° are used for subsequent checkpoints. The onboard images reconstructed at the previous adjacent checkpoint are used as the prior images for reconstruction at the current checkpoint. As the algorithm only needs to reconstruct the small deformation occurred between adjacent checkpoints, projections from a smaller scan angle provide enough information for the reconstruction. XCAT was used to simulate tumor motion baseline drift of 2mm along sup-inf direction at every subsequent checkpoint, which are 15° apart. Adaptive reconstruction strategy was used to reconstruct the images at each checkpoint using orthogonal 15° kV and MV projections. Results: Results showed that LIVE reconstructed the tumor volumes accurately using orthogonal 15° kV-MV projections. Volume percentage differences (VPDs) were within 5% and center of mass shifts (COMS) were within 1mm for reconstruction at all checkpoints. Conclusion: It's feasible to use an adaptive reconstruction strategy to further reduce the scan angle needed by LIVE to allow faster and more frequent intrafraction verification to minimize the treatment errors in lung cancer treatments. Grant from Varian Medical System.

  14. Poster — Thur Eve — 42: Radiochromic film calibration for low-energy seed brachytherapy dose measurement

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    Morrison, H; Menon, G; Sloboda, R

    2014-08-15

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of radiochromic film calibration procedures used in external beam radiotherapy when applied to I-125 brachytherapy sources delivering higher doses, and to determine any necessary modifications to achieve similar accuracy in absolute dose measurements. GafChromic EBT3 film was used to measure radiation doses upwards of 35 Gy from 6 MV, 75 kVp and (?28 keV) I-125 photon sources. A custom phantom was used for the I-125 irradiations to obtain a larger film area with nearly constant dose to reduce the effects of film heterogeneities on the optical density (OD) measurements. RGB transmission images were obtained with an Epson 10000XL flatbed scanner, and calibration curves relating OD and dose using a rational function were determined for each colour channel and at each energy using a non-linear least square minimization method. Differences found between the 6 MV calibration curve and those for the lower energy sources are large enough that 6 MV beams should not be used to calibrate film for low-energy sources. However, differences between the 75 kVp and I-125 calibration curves were quite small; indicating that 75 kVp is a good choice. Compared with I-125 irradiation, this gives the advantages of lower type B uncertainties and markedly reduced irradiation time. To obtain high accuracy calibration for the dose range up to 35 Gy, two-segment piece-wise fitting was required. This yielded absolute dose measurement accuracy above 1 Gy of ?2% for 75 kVp and ?5% for I-125 seed exposures.

  15. Sci—Thur AM: YIS - 04: Gold Nanoparticle Enhanced Arc Radiotherapy: A Monte Carlo Feasibility Study

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    Koger, B; Kirkby, C

    2014-08-15

    Introduction: The use of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) in radiotherapy has shown promise for therapeutic enhancement. In this study, we explore the feasibility of enhancing radiotherapy with GNPs in an arc-therapy context. We use Monte Carlo simulations to quantify the macroscopic dose-enhancement ratio (DER) and tumour to normal tissue ratio (TNTR) as functions of photon energy over various tumour and body geometries. Methods: GNP-enhanced arc radiotherapy (GEART) was simulated using the PENELOPE Monte Carlo code and penEasy main program. We simulated 360° arc-therapy with monoenergetic photon energies 50 – 1000 keV and several clinical spectra used to treat a spherical tumour containing uniformly distributed GNPs in a cylindrical tissue phantom. Various geometries were used to simulate different tumour sizes and depths. Voxel dose was used to calculate DERs and TNTRs. Inhomogeneity effects were examined through skull dose in brain tumour treatment simulations. Results: Below 100 keV, DERs greater than 2.0 were observed. Compared to 6 MV, tumour dose at low energies was more conformai, with lower normal tissue dose and higher TNTRs. Both the DER and TNTR increased with increasing cylinder radius and decreasing tumour radius. The inclusion of bone showed excellent tumour conformality at low energies, though with an increase in skull dose (40% of tumour dose with 100 keV compared to 25% with 6 MV). Conclusions: Even in the presence of inhomogeneities, our results show promise for the treatment of deep-seated tumours with low-energy GEART, with greater tumour dose conformality and lower normal tissue dose than 6 MV.

  16. SU-E-T-602: Beryllium Seeds Implant for Photo-Neutron Yield Using External Beam Therapy

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    Koren, S; Veltchev, I; Furhang, E

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the Neutron yield obtained during prostate external beam irradiation. Methods: Neutrons, that are commonly a radiation safety concern for photon beams with energy above 10 MV, are induced inside a PTV from Beryllium implemented seeds. A high megavoltage photon beam delivered to a prostate will yield neutrons via the reaction Be-9(?,n)2?. Beryllium was chosen for its low gamma,n reaction cross-section threshold (1.67 MeV) to be combined with a high feasible 25 MV photon beam. This beam spectra has a most probable photon energy of 2.5 to 3.0 MeV and an average photon energy of about 5.8 MeV. For this feasibility study we simulated a Beryllium-made common seed dimension (0.1 cm diameter and 0.5 cm height) without taking into account encapsulation. We created a 0.5 cm grid loading pattern excluding the Urethra, using Variseed (Varian inc.) A total of 156 seeds were exported to a 4cm diameter prostate sphere, created in Fluka, a particle transport Monte Carlo Code. Two opposed 25 MV beams were simulated. The evaluation of the neutron dose was done by adjusting the simulated photon dose to a common prostate delivery (e.g. 7560 cGy in 42 fractions) and finding the corresponding neutron dose yield from the simulation. A variance reduction technique was conducted for the neutrons yield and transported. Results: An effective dose of 3.65 cGy due to neutrons was found in the prostate volume. The dose to central areas of the prostate was found to be about 10 cGy. Conclusion: The neutron dose yielded does not justify a clinical implant of Beryllium seeds. Nevertheless, one should investigate the Neutron dose obtained when a larger Beryllium loading is combined with commercially available 40 MeV Linacs.

  17. Improved DC Gun and Insulator Assembly

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    Neubauer, Michael; Johnson, Rolland P

    2015-01-11

    Many user facilities such as synchrotron radiation light sources and free electron lasers rely on DC high voltage photoguns with internal field gradients as high as 10 to 15 MV/m. These high gradients often lead to field emission which poses serious problems for the photocathode used to generate the electron beam and the ceramic insulators used to bias the photocathode at high voltage. Ceramic insulators are difficult to manufacture, require long commissioning times, and have poor reliability, in part because energetic electrons bury themselves in the ceramic causing a buildup of charge and eventual puncture, and also because large diameter ceramics are difficult to braze reliably. The lifetimes of photo cathodes inside high current DC guns exhibiting field emission are limited to less than a hundred hours. Reducing the surface gradients on the metals reduces the field emission, which serves to maintain the required ultrahigh vacuum condition. A novel gun design with gradients around 5 MV/m and operating at 350 kV, a major improvement over existing designs, was proposed that allows for the in-situ replacement of photo cathodes in axially symmetric designs using inverted ceramics. In this project, the existing JLAB CEBAF asymmetric gun design with an inverted ceramic support was modeled and the beam dynamics characterized. An improved structure was designed that reduces the surface gradients and improves the beam optics. To minimize the surface gradients, a number of electrostatic gun designs were studied to determine the optimum configuration of the critical electrodes within the gun structure. Coating experiments were carried out to create a charge dissipative coating for cylindrical ceramics. The phase II proposal, which was not granted, included the design and fabrication of an axially symmetric DC Gun with an inverted ceramic that would operate with less than 5 MV/m at 350 kV and would be designed with an in-situ replaceable photo-cathode.

  18. RF Processing Experience with the GTF Prototype RF Gun

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    Schmerge, J.F.

    2010-11-24

    The SSRL Gun Test Facility (GTF) was built to develop a high brightness electron injector for the LCLS and has been operational since 1996. A total of five different metal cathodes (4 Cu and 1 Mg) have been installed on the GTF gun. The rf processing history with the different cathodes will be presented including peak field achieved at the cathode. The LCLS gun is intended to operate at 120 MV/m and fields up to 140 MV/m have been achieved in the GTF gun. After installing a new cathode the number of rf pulses required to reach 120 MV/m is approximately 5-10 million. Total emitted dark current and Fowler Nordheim plots are also shown over the life of the cathode. The GTF photo-injector gun is an S-band standing-wave structure, with two resonant cavities and an intervening thick washer (Figure 1). The flat, back wall of the first cavity is a copper plate that serves as photocathode when illuminated with ultraviolet light from a pulsed, high-power laser. RF power enters the gun through an iris on the outer wall of the second cavity, and is coupled to the first through the axial opening of the washer. The first cavity is often referred to as a half cell, because its full-cell length has been truncated by the cathode plate and the second cavity is called the full cell. The gun is designed to operate in a {pi} mode, with the peak field on axis in each cell approximately equal. The maximum in the half cell occurs at the cathode, and in the full cell near the center of the cavity. The field profile and tuning procedures are discussed in a separate tech note [1].

  19. Remnant PbI{sub 2}, an unforeseen necessity in high-efficiency hybrid perovskite-based solar cells?

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    Cao, Duyen H.; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Malliakas, Christos D.; Katz, Michael J.; Hupp, Joseph T. E-mail: m-kanatzidis@northwestern.edu; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. E-mail: m-kanatzidis@northwestern.edu; Farha, Omar K.

    2014-09-01

    Perovskite-containing solar cells were fabricated in a two-step procedure in which PbI{sub 2} is deposited via spin-coating and subsequently converted to the CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3} perovskite by dipping in a solution of CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}I. By varying the dipping time from 5 s to 2 h, we observe that the device performance shows an unexpectedly remarkable trend. At dipping times below 15 min the current density and voltage of the device are enhanced from 10.1 mA/cm{sup 2} and 933 mV (5 s) to 15.1 mA/cm{sup 2} and 1036 mV (15 min). However, upon further conversion, the current density decreases to 9.7 mA/cm{sup 2} and 846 mV after 2 h. Based on X-ray diffraction data, we determined that remnant PbI{sub 2} is always present in these devices. Work function and dark current measurements showed that the remnant PbI{sub 2} has a beneficial effect and acts as a blocking layer between the TiO{sub 2} semiconductor and the perovskite itself reducing the probability of back electron transfer (charge recombination). Furthermore, we find that increased dipping time leads to an increase in the size of perovskite crystals at the perovskite-hole-transporting material interface. Overall, approximately 15 min dipping time (?2% unconverted PbI{sub 2}) is necessary for achieving optimal device efficiency.

  20. SU-E-T-570: Management of Radiation Oncology Patients with Cochlear Implant and Other Bionic Devices in the Brain and Head and Neck Regions

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    Guo, F.Q; Chen, Z; Nath, R

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To investigate the current status of clinical usage of cochlear implant (CI) and other bionic devices (BD) in the brain and head and neck regions (BH and N) and their management in patients during radiotherapy to ensure patient health and safety as well as optimum radiation delivery. Methods: Literature review was performed with both CIs and radiotherapy and their variants as keywords in PubMed, INSPEC and other sources. The focus was on CIs during radiotherapy, but it also included other BDs in BH?N, such as auditory brainstem implant, bionic retinal implant, and hearing aids, among others. Results: Interactions between CIs and radiation may cause CIs malfunction. The presence of CIs may also cause suboptimum dose distribution if a treatment plan was not well designed. A few studies were performed for the hearing functions of CIs under irradiations of 4 MV and 6 MV x-rays. However, x-rays with higher energies (10 to 18 MV) broadly used in radiotherapy have not been explored. These higher energetic beams are more damaging to electronics due to strong penetrating power and also due to neutrons generated in the treatment process. Modern CIs are designed with more and more complicated integrated circuits, which may be more susceptible to radiation damage and malfunction. Therefore, careful management is important for safety and treatment outcomes. Conclusion: Although AAPM TG-34, TG-63, and TG-203 (update of TG-34, not published yet) reports may be referenced for management of CIs and other BDs in the brain and H and N regions, a site- and device-specified guideline should be developed for CIs and other BDs. Additional evaluation of CI functions under clinically relevant set-ups should also be performed to provide clinicians with better knowledge in clinical decision making.

  1. Overview of high gradient SRF R&D for ILC cavities at Jefferson Lab

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    Geng, Rongli [JLAB

    2009-11-01

    We report the progress on high gradient R&D of ILC cavities at Jefferson Lab (JLab) since the Beijing workshop. Routine 9-cell cavity electropolishing (EP) processing and RF testing has been enhanced with added surface mapping and T-mapping instrumentations. 12 new 9-cell cavities (10 of them are baseline fine-grain TESLA-shape cavities: 5 built by ACCEL/Research Instruments, 4 by AES and 1 by JLab; 2 of them are alternative cavities: 1 fine-grain ICHIRO-shape cavity built by KEK/Japan industry and 1 large-grain TESLA-shape cavity built by JLab) are EP processed and tested. 76 EP cycles are accumulated, corresponding to more than 200 hours of active EP time. Field emission (FE) and quench behaviors of electropolished 9-cell cavities are studied. EP process continues to be optimized, resulting in advanced procedures and hence improved cavity performance. Several 9-cell cavities reached 35 MV/m after the first light EP processing. FE-free performance has been demonstrated in 9-cell cavities in 35-40 MV/m range. 1-cell cavity studies explore new techniques for defect removal as well as advanced integrated cavity processing. Surface studies of niobium samples electropolished together with real cavities provide new insight into the nature of field emitters. Close cooperation with the US cavity fabrication industry has been undertaking with the successful achievement of 41 MV/m for the first time in a 9-cell ILC cavity built by AES. As the size of the data set grows, it is now possible to construct gradient yield curves, from which one can see that significant progress has been made in raising the high gradient yield.

  2. Influence of compensator thickness, field size, and off-axis distance on the effective attenuation coefficient of a cerrobend compensator for intensity-modulated radiation therapy

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    Haghparast, Abbas; Hashemi, Bijan; Eivazi, Mohammad Taghi

    2013-04-01

    Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can be performed by using compensators. To make a compensator for an IMRT practice, it is required to calculate the effective attenuation coefficient (?{sub eff}) of its material, which is affected by various factors. We studied the effect of the variation of the most important factors on the calculation of the ?{sub eff} of the cerrobend compensator for 6-MV photon beams, including the field size, compensator thickness, and off-axis distance. Experimental measurements were carried out at 100 cm source-to-surface distance and 10 cm depth for the 6-MV photon beams of an Elekta linac using various field size, compensator thickness, and off-axis settings. The field sizes investigated ranged from 4 × 4 to 25 × 25 cm{sup 2} and the cerrobend compensator thicknesses from 0.5–6 cm. For a fixed compensator thickness, variation of the ?{sub eff} with the field size ranged from 3.7–6.8%, with the highest value attributed to the largest compensator thickness. At the reference field size of 10 × 10 cm{sup 2}, the ?{sub eff} varied by 16.5% when the compensator thickness was increased from 0.5–6 cm. However, the variation of the ?{sub eff} with the off-axis distance was only 0.99% at this field size, whereas for the largest field size, it was more significant. Our results indicated that the compensator thickness and field size have the most significant effect on the calculation of the compensator ?{sub eff} for the 6-MV photon beam. Therefore, it is recommended to consider these parameters when calculating the compensator thickness for an IMRT practice designed for these beams. The off-axis distance had a significant effect on the calculation of the ?{sub eff} only for the largest field size. Hence, it is recommended to consider the effect of this parameter only for field sizes larger than 25 × 25 cm{sup 2}.

  3. SU-E-T-119: Dosimetric and Mechanical Characteristics of Elekta Infinity LINAC with Agility MLC

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    Park, J; Xu, Q; Xue, J; Zhai, Y; An, L; Chen, Y [MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Camden, NJ (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Elekta Infinity is the one of the latest generation LINAC with unique features. Two Infinity LINACs are recently commissioned at our institution. The dosimetric and mechanical characteristics of the machines are presented. Methods: Both Infinity LINACs with Agility MLC (160 leaves with 0.5 cm leaf width) are configured with five electron energies (6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 MeV) and two photon energies (6 and 15 MV). One machine has additional photon energy (10 MV). The commissioning was performed by following the manufacturer's specifications and AAPM TG recommendations. Beam data of both electron and photon beams are measured with scanning ion chambers and linear diode array. Machines are adjusted to have the dosimetrically equivalent characteristics. Results: The commissioning of mechanical and imaging system meets the tolerances by TG recommendations. The PDD{sub 10} of various field sizes for 6 and 15 MV shows < 0.5% difference between two machines. For each electron beams, R{sub 80} matches with < 0.4 mm difference. The symmetry and flatness agree within 0.8% and 0.9% differences for photon beams, respectively. For electron beams, the differences of the symmetry and flatness are within 1.2% and 0.8%, respectively. The mean inline penumbras for 6, 10, and 15 MV are respectively 5.1±0.24, 5.6±0.07, and 5.9±0.10 mm for 10x10 cm at 10 cm depth. The crossline penumbras are larger than inline penumbras by 2.2, 1.4, and 1.0 mm, respectively. The MLC transmission factor with interleaf leakage is 0.5 % for all photon energies. Conclusion: The dosimetric and mechanical characteristics of two Infinity LINACs show good agreements between them. Although the Elekta Infinity has been used in many institutions, the detailed characteristics of the machine have not been reported. This study provides invaluable information to understand the Infinity LINAC and to compare the quality of commissioning data for other LINACs.

  4. Strong Room-temperature Negative Transconductance In An Axial Si/Ge Hetero-nanowire Tunneling Field-effect Transistor

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    Zhang, Peng; Le, Son T.; Hou, Xiaoxiao; Zaslavsky, A.; Perea, Daniel E.; Dayeh, Shadi A.; Picraux, Samuel T.

    2014-08-11

    We report on room-temperature negative transconductance (NTC) in axial Si/Ge hetero-nanowire tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs). The NTC produces a current peak-to-valley ratio > 45, a high value for a Si-based device. We characterize the NTC characteristics over a range of gate VG and drain VD voltages, finding that NTC persists down to VD = –50 mV. The physical mechanism responsible for the NTC is the VG-induced depletion in the p-Ge section that eventually reduces the maximum electric field that triggers the tunneling ID, as confirmed via three-dimensional TCAD simulations.

  5. The Host Galaxies of Radio-Loud and Radio-Quiet Quasars

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    James S. Dunlop

    2001-03-15

    I review our knowledge of the properties of the host galaxies of radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars, both in comparison to each other and in the context of the general galaxy population. It is now clear that the hosts of radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars with M_V 10^9 solar masses appears to be a necessary (although perhaps not sufficient) condition for the production of radio jets of sufficient power to produce an FRII radio source within a massive galaxy halo.

  6. Crab Crossing Schemes and Studies for Electron Ion Collider

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    S. Ahmed, Y. Derbenev, V. Morozov, A. Castilla, G.A. Krafft, B. Yunn, Y. Zhang, J.R. Delayen

    2011-09-01

    This report shows our progress in crab crossing consideration for future electron-ion collider envisioned at JLab. In this design phase, we are evaluating two crabbing schemes viz., the deflecting and dispersive. The mathematical formulations and lattice design for these schemes are discussed in this paper. Numerical simulations involving particle tracking through a realistic deflecting RF cavity and optics illustrate the desired crab tilt of 25 mrad for 1.35 MV. Evolution of beam propagation are shown which provides the physical insight of the crabbing phenomenon.

  7. Intramolecular electronic communication between dimetal units with multiple metal??al bonds 

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    Li, Zhong

    2009-05-15

    . For example, [Mo 2 (cis?DAniF) 2 ] 2 (??Cl 4 ) has a large ?E 1/2 value of 540 mV, which corresponds to a comproportionation constant of 1.3 ? 10 9 . Because of the large comproportionation constant, oxidation of the neutral precursor gives a mixed...V/s, and 0.10 M Bu 4 NPF 6 (in CH 2 Cl 2 ) as electrolyte. The EPR spectrum was recorded on a Bruker ESP300 spectrometer and Magnetic susceptibility measurements were performed on a Quantum Design SQUID MPMS?XL magnetometer. Preparation of [Mo 2 (DAniF) 3...

  8. Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Ion Transport through the VDAC

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    Lee, Kyu II; Rui, Huan; Pastor, Richard W.; Im, Wonpil

    2011-02-02

    -state VDAC is ~2.0, as determined by the reversal potential of ~12.0 mV measured in 1.0:0.1 M KCl asymmetric solution (4–6). There are three isoforms of VDAC in mitochondria of human cells, which share 68–75% sequence identity (6). hVDAC1, the prototype... of VDAC in human cells, forms an aqueous TM b-barrel pore whose inner diameter varies from 20 A? to 30 A? (7), and shares the common electrophys- as a voltage sensor (4), is located inside the pore, but its position in each model varies. In this study, we...

  9. Characterization of illuminated semiconductor/solid-electrolyte junctions. photoelectrochemical investigation of a poly(ethylene oxide) cell. Interim technical report 1 Mar-30 Apr 83

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    Sammells, A.F.; Ang, P.G.P.

    1983-05-01

    Photoelectrochemical effects have been observed with solid-state cells using a poly(ethylene oxide) .NaSCN solid polymer electrolyte containing a Na2S/S redox couple. Photoeffects were observed at the interface of this electrolyte with p-InP, n-GaAs, and in a two-photoelectrode cell of configuration p-InP/PEO-NaSCN, Na2S,S/n-CdS. In this latter cell, photopotentials of 540 mV were generated using 100 mW/cm2 quartz iodine illumination.

  10. Power spectrum estimates of high frequency noise generated by high impedance arcing faults on distribution systems / by Thomas James Talley 

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    Talley, Thomas James

    1979-01-01

    , where several of the staged fault tests were conducted, indicated that a 600:5 CT would be used in each phase and neutral of the line under test. The 60 Hz fault current availability at the test site was calculated to be approximately 2100 amps... CT secondary current Pk amps Pk 10kHz value expected 600:5 20/120 = . 1667 amps 1. 414 x . 1667a = . 235pk 0. 235 ? : 100 (40 db) = Z. 35ma Current/voltage transformer Z. 35ma ? : 10 = . 000235v 0. 235mv Thus the maximum estimated signal...

  11. Axis-1 diode simulations I: standard 2-inch cathode

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    Ekdahl, Carl [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-11

    The standard configuration of the DARHT Axis-I diode features a 5.08-cm diameter velvet emitter mounted in the flat surface of the cathode shroud. The surface of the velvet is slightly recessed {approx}2.5 mm. This configuration produces a 1.75 kA beam when a 3.8-MV pulse is applied to the anode-cathode (AK) gap. This note addresses some of the physics of this diode through the use of finite-element simulations.

  12. uvby-Hbeta CCD Photometry of NGC 1817 and NGC 1807

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    L. Balaguer-Nunez; C. Jordi; D. Galadi-Enriquez; E. Masana

    2004-07-21

    We have investigated the area of two NGC entries, NGC 1817 and NGC 1807, with deep CCD photometry in the uvby-Hbeta intermediate-band system. The photometric analysis of a selected sample of stars of the open cluster NGC 1817 yields a reddening value of E(b-y)= 0.19$\\pm$0.05, a distance modulus of V0-MV= 10.9$\\pm$0.6, a metallicity of [Fe/H]= -0.34$\\pm$0.26 and an age of log t = 9.05$\\pm$0.05. Our measurements allow us to confirm that NGC 1807 is not a physical cluster.

  13. Spectroscopy and BVI photometry of the young open cluster NGC 6604

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    R. Barbon; G. Carraro; U. Munari; T. Zwitter; L. Tomasella

    2000-04-03

    BVI photometry (from South Africa Astron. Obs.), Echelle high resolution spectroscopy and AFOSC integral field spectroscopy (from Asiago, Italy) of the young open cluster NGC 6604 are presented. Age, distance, reddening, membership, radial and rotational velocities are derived and discussed. An age of 5 million years, a distance of 1.7 kpc and a reddening E(B-V)=1.02 are found. The cluster radial velocity is in agreement with the Hron (1987) model for the Galaxy disk rotation. Pre-ZAMS objects are not present down to M_V = +1.5 mag.

  14. Observables on Quantum Structures

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    Anatolij Dvure?enskij; Mária Kuková

    2012-04-29

    An observable on a quantum structure is any $\\sigma$-homomorphism of quantum structures from the Borel $\\sigma$-algebra into the quantum structure. We show that our partial information on an observable known only for all intervals of the form $(-\\infty,t)$ is sufficient to determine uniquely the whole observable defined on quantum structures like $\\sigma$-MV-algebras, $\\sigma$-effect algebras, Boolean $\\sigma$-algebras, monotone $\\sigma$-complete effect algebras with the Riesz Decomposition Property, the effect algebra of effect operators of a Hilbert space, and a system of functions, and an effect-tribe.

  15. BNl 703 MHz superconducting RF cavity testing

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    Sheehy, B.; Altinbas, Z.; Burrill, A.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Gassner, D.; Hahn, H.; Hammons, L.; Jamilkowski, J.; Kayran, D.; Kewisch, J.; Laloudakis, N.; Lederle, D.; Litvinenko, V.; McIntyre, G.; Pate, D.; Phillips, D.; Schultheiss, C.; Seda,T.; Than, R.; Xu, W.; Zaltsman, A.; Schultheiss, T.

    2011-03-28

    The BNL 5-cell, 703 MHz superconducting accelerating cavity has been installed in the high-current ERL experiment. This experiment will function as a proving ground for the development of high-current machines in general and is particularly targeted at beam development for an electron-ion collider (eRHIC). The cavity performed well in vertical tests, demonstrating gradients of 20 MV/m and a Q{sub 0} of 1e10. Here we will present its performance in the horizontal tests, and discuss technical issues involved in its implementation in the ERL.

  16. Summary of Fermilab's Recycler Electron Cooler Operation and Studies

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    Prost, L.R.; Shemyakin, A.; /Fermilab

    2012-05-15

    Fermilab's Recycler ring was used as a storage ring for accumulation and subsequent manipulations of 8 GeV antiprotons destined for the Tevatron collider. To satisfy these missions, a unique electron cooling system was designed, developed and successfully implemented. The most important features that distinguish the Recycler cooler from other existing electron coolers are its relativistic energy, 4.3 MV combined with 0.1-0.5 A DC beam current, a weak continuous longitudinal magnetic field in the cooling section, 100 G, and lumped focusing elsewhere. With the termination of the Tevatron collider operation, so did the cooler. In this article, we summarize the experience of running this unique machine.

  17. Well-log interpretation of carbonate reservoirs with bimodal porosity 

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    Tandircioglu, Ahmet

    1990-01-01

    ) in the flushed zone. The difference between the two was an INDUCTION RESISTIVITY SP-R-2 5 MV 9750 GAS EFFECT 4t W Run I SONIC g SW 26 58% 22 65% st Run 2 Figure 4-%ell-log responses from a Frio sandstone with bimodal porosity, Nueces County, Texas... ~ ~ ~ ' ~ ~ 23 Ol LIPF 5 OAMM* RAY SHIRE' IA POROSITY 55 15 OAL O 0 PORE ~ PERF Figure 9-Gamma-ray (GR), caliper(CAL), density porosity (gD), and neutron porosity (9N) logs through the Smackover in the Shirey 1A well, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana...

  18. Detailed high-accuracy megavoltage transmission measurements: A sensitive experimental benchmark of EGSnrc

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    Ali, E. S. M.; McEwen, M. R.; Rogers, D. W. O.

    2012-10-15

    Purpose: There are three goals for this study: (a) to perform detailed megavoltage transmission measurements in order to identify the factors that affect the measurement accuracy, (b) to use the measured data as a benchmark for the EGSnrc system in order to identify the computational limiting factors, and (c) to provide data for others to benchmark Monte Carlo codes. Methods: Transmission measurements are performed at the National Research Council Canada on a research linac whose incident electron parameters are independently known. Automated transmission measurements are made on-axis, down to a transmission value of {approx}1.7%, for eight beams between 10 MV (the lowest stable MV beam on the linac) and 30 MV, using fully stopping Be, Al, and Pb bremsstrahlung targets and no fattening filters. To diversify energy differentiation, data are acquired for each beam using low-Z and high-Z attenuators (C and Pb) and Farmer chambers with low-Z and high-Z buildup caps. Experimental corrections are applied for beam drifts (2%), polarity (2.5% typical maximum, 6% extreme), ion recombination (0.2%), leakage (0.3%), and room scatter (0.8%)-the values in parentheses are the largest corrections applied. The experimental setup and the detectors are modeled using EGSnrc, with the newly added photonuclear attenuation included (up to a 5.6% effect). A detailed sensitivity analysis is carried out for the measured and calculated transmission data. Results: The developed experimental protocol allows for transmission measurements with 0.4% uncertainty on the smallest signals. Suggestions for accurate transmission measurements are provided. Measurements and EGSnrc calculations agree typically within 0.2% for the sensitivity of the transmission values to the detector details, to the bremsstrahlung target material, and to the incident electron energy. Direct comparison of the measured and calculated transmission data shows agreement better than 2% for C (3.4% for the 10 MV beam) and typically better than 1% for Pb. The differences can be explained by acceptable photon cross section changes of Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 0.4%. Conclusions: Accurate transmission measurements require accounting for a number of influence quantities which, if ignored, can collectively introduce errors larger than 10%. Accurate transmission calculations require the use of the most accurate data and physics options available in EGSnrc, particularly the more accurate bremsstrahlung angular sampling option and the newly added modeling of photonuclear attenuation. Comparison between measurements and calculations implies that EGSnrc is accurate within 0.2% for relative ion chamber response calculations. Photon cross section uncertainties are the ultimate limiting factor for the accuracy of the calculated transmission data (Monte Carlo or analytical).

  19. Experimental and simulational result multipactors in 112 MHz QWR injector

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    Xin, T.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Belomestnykh, S.; Brutus, J. C.; Skaritka, J.; Wu, Q.; Xiao, B.

    2015-05-03

    The first RF commissioning of 112 MHz QWR superconducting electron gun was done in late 2014. The coaxial Fundamental Power Coupler (FPC) and Cathode Stalk (stalk) were installed and tested for the first time. During this experiment, we observed several multipacting barriers at different gun voltage levels. The simulation work was done within the same range. The comparison between the experimental observation and the simulation results are presented in this paper. The observations during the test are consisted with the simulation predictions. We were able to overcome most of the multipacting barriers and reach 1.8 MV gun voltage under pulsed mode after several round of conditioning processes.

  20. Effect of RF Gradient upon the Performance of the Wisconsin SRF Electron Gun

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    Bosch, Robert; Legg, Robert A.

    2013-12-01

    The performance of the Wisconsin 200-MHz SRF electron gun is simulated for several values of the RF gradient. Bunches with charge of 200 pC are modeled for the case where emittance compensation is completed during post-acceleration to 85 MeV in a TESLA module. We first perform simulations in which the initial bunch radius is optimal for the design gradient of 41 MV/m. We then optimize the radius as a function of RF gradient to improve the performance for low gradients.

  1. Galvanically split superconducting microwave resonators for introducing internal voltage bias

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    Graaf, S. E. de, E-mail: degraaf@chalmers.se; Davidovikj, D.; Adamyan, A.; Kubatkin, S. E.; Danilov, A. V. [Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, MC2, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg (Sweden)

    2014-02-03

    We present the design and performance of high-Q superconducting niobium nitride microwave resonators intended for use in hybrid quantum systems, coupling spin degrees of freedom to the cavity mode, both magnetically and electrically. We demonstrate a solution that allows to introduce static electric fields in the resonator without compromising the microwave performance. Quality factors above 10{sup 5} remain unchanged in strong applied static electric fields above 10 MV/m and magnetic fields up to ?400?mT. By design, the configuration of the dc field matches that of the microwave field, especially advantageous for experiments on electrostatically controlled spin systems.

  2. Electric Utility Measurement & Verification Program 

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    Lau, K.; Henderson, G.; Hebert, D.

    2007-01-01

    . Therefore, if the flow fluctuates from what is required, the gas must be recycled. The M&V technique used for this project was Option B, Metering. The analysis was based on liquid flow data and motor current data (used as a ESL-IE-07... is an electric utility with a service area covering over 95% of the province of British Columbia in Canada. Power Smart is BC Hydro?s demand-side-management (DSM) division. Power Smart develops, operates and manages various DSM programs for residential...

  3. The Evaluation of High Tannin Cotton Lines for Resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium aphanidermatum 

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    Kennett, Raymond Matthew

    2011-02-22

    for Pest Resistance. p 31. In Proc Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf. New Orleans, LA. 3-8 Jan. 1988. Natl. Cotton Coun. Am., Memphis, TN. Bell, A.A., K. M. El-Zik, and P. M. Thaxton, 1992. Chemistry, Biological Significance and Genetic Control.... and M.V. Patel. 1997. Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report. p. 130- 131. In Proc Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf. New Orleans, LA. 6-10 Jan. 1997. Natl. Cotton Coun. Am., Memphis, TN. Bush, D.L., L.S. Bird and F.M. Bourland. 1978...

  4. EBT GAFCHROMIC{sup TM} film dosimetry in compensator-based intensity modulated radiation therapy

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    Vaezzadeh, Seyedali [Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Allahverdi, Mahmoud, E-mail: alahverdi@sina.tums.ac.ir [Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Radiotherapy—Oncology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nedaie, Hasan A. [Department of Radiotherapy—Oncology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ay, Mohammadreza [Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Center for Science and Technology in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shirazi, Alireza; Yarahmadi, Mehran [Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-07-01

    The electron benefit transfer (EBT) GAFCHROMIC films possess a number of features making them appropriate for high-quality dosimetry in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Compensators to deliver IMRT are known to change the beam-energy spectrum as well as to produce scattered photons and to contaminate electrons; therefore, the accuracy and validity of EBT-film dosimetry in compensator-based IMRT should be investigated. Percentage-depth doses and lateral-beam profiles were measured using EBT films in perpendicular orientation with respect to 6 and 18 MV photon beam energies for: (1) different thicknesses of cerrobend slab (open, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, and 6.0 cm), field sizes (5×5, 10×10, and 20×20 cm{sup 2}), and measurement depths (D{sub max}, 5.0 and 10.0 cm); and (2) step-wedged compensator in a solid phantom. To verify results, same measurements were implemented using a 0.125 cm{sup 3} ionization chamber in a water phantom and also in Monte Carlo simulations using the Monte Carlo N-particle radiation transport computer code. The mean energy of photons was increased due to beam hardening in comparison with open fields at both 6 and 18 MV energies. For a 20×20 cm{sup 2} field size of a 6 MV photon beam and a 6.0 cm thick block, the surface dose decreased by about 12% and percentage-depth doses increased up to 3% at 30.0 cm depth, due to the beam-hardening effect induced by the block. In contrast, at 18 MV, the surface dose increased by about 8% and depth dose reduced by 3% at 30.0 cm depth. The penumbral widths (80% to 20%) increase with block thickness, field size, and beam energy. The EBT film results were in good agreement with the ionization chamber dose profiles and Monte Carlo N-particle radiation transport computer code simulation behind the step-wedged compensator. Also, there was a good agreement between the EBT-film and the treatment-planning results on the anthropomorphic phantom. The EBT films can be accurately used as a 2D dosimeter for dose verification and quality assurance of compensator-based C-IMRT.

  5. Energy Savings and Persisitence From an Energy Services Performance Contract at an Army Base 

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    Kim, H.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.; Lewis, C.; Yazdani, B.

    2011-01-01

    meter ? DO#2 buildings: ACR loggers ? Weather data ? NOAA NCDC data for WACO airport ESL-IC-11-10-66 Energy Savings and Persistence from an ESPC at an Army Base 11th ICEBO Conference Oct. 18 ? 20, 2011 7 Methodology (3/3) Savings Calculation... Base 11th ICEBO Conference Oct. 18 ? 20, 2011 4 Introduction (2/2) Laboratory?s Measurement & Verification (M&V) efforts ? Hourly electricity data collection ? 23 DO#1 buildings ? 10 DO#2 buildings ? Energy and demand savings calculations ? Liu...

  6. M10.6.9: Design and fabrication of AMC modules for controlling step motors, piezo and waveguide tuners

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    Przygoda, K; Kielar, E

    2011-01-01

    FLASH accelerator is using superconducting RF cavities to accelerate electron beam. These cavities must be precisely tuned to RF frequency due to very high Q factor (~109 unloaded Q and ~106 loaded Q). They are tuned by slight dimension change (particularly length) induced by tuners driven by step motors. For high gradients (~20MV/m and more) the cavities are dynamically detuned during RF pulse due to Lorentz Force Detuning (LFD). To keep them in resonance the fast tuners with piezos are used. Both slow and fast tuners need the control integrated with the LLRF system.

  7. Bunch coalescing in the Fermilab Main Ring

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    Wildman, D.; Martin, P.; Meisner, K.; Miller, H.W.

    1987-03-01

    A new rf system has been installed in the Fermilab Main Ring to coalesce up to 13 individual bunches of protons or antiprotons into a single high-intensity bunch. The coalescing process consists of adiabatically reducing the h = 1113 Main Ring rf voltage from 1 MV to less than 1 kV, capturing the debunched beam in a linearized h = 53 and h = 106 bucket, rotating for a quarter of a synchrotron oscillation period, and then recapturing the beam in a single h = 1113 bucket. The new system will be described and the results of recent coalescing experiments will be compared with computer-generated particle tracking simulations.

  8. Pressure Drop and Filtration through Fibrous Porous Media on the Sump Strainer of Light Water Reactors 

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    Lee, Saya

    2014-12-15

    ] developed the NUREG/CR-6224 model, Equation (I.7), based on Ingmanson et al.’s model. 2 1.5 3 2 3 0 0 (1 )3.5 (1 ) [1 57(1 ) ] 0.66 m mv m m v w m LP S U S UL ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ?? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ?? ? ? ? (I.7) where P is pressure, Lm and L0... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ?? ?? ? (I.12) Later, the authors of NUREG/CR-1862 [25] recommended a head loss model using Happel’s theoretical model for the viscous term and Wu et al.’s [26] model for the inertial term. In their work, the model was expressed in terms of void ratio...

  9. Microwave Metamaterial Applications using Complementary Split Ring Resonators and High Gain Rectifying Reflectarray for Wireless Power Transmission 

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    Ahn, Chi Hyung

    2011-10-21

    with lateral dimensions below diffraction limits, and ?erenkov radiation, and doppler effect have been studied [7]-[14]. B.Wireless Power Transmission The history of wireless power transmission started with a successful experiment by 3 Nikola... Tesla [15] over a hundred year ago. He made it to transmit wireless power from his oscillators operating up to 100 MV at 150 KHz to two bulbs. From this success, several WPT studies had been conducted in Japan [16] and U.S. [17] in the 1920?s...

  10. High-field half-cycle terahertz radiation from relativistic laser interaction with thin solid targets

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    Ding, W. J.; Koh, W. S. [A-STAR Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore 138632 (Singapore)] [A-STAR Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore 138632 (Singapore); Sheng, Z. M. [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China) [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); SUPA, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom)

    2013-11-11

    It is found that half-cycle terahertz (THz) pulses with the peak field over 100 MV/cm can be produced in ultrashort intense laser interactions with thin solid targets. These THz pulses are shown to emit from both the front and rear sides of the solid target and are attributed to the coherent transition radiation by laser-produced ultrashort fast electron bunches. After the primary THz pulses, subsequent secondary half-cycle pulses are generated while some refluxing electrons cross the vacuum-target interfaces. Since such strong THz radiation is well synchronized with the driving lasers, it is particularly suitable for applications in various pump-probe experiments.

  11. Instructor: Gus Hart CID & NAME

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    Hart, Gus

    S kB ln f(x, t) = A sin(kx - t + ) sin = 1/mach# f2/f1 = 21/12 n k = n! k!(n - k)! P = 1 2 µ2 A2 v sin bright = m (Bragg) n = tan p t2 = t1 L2 = L1/ x = (x - vt) p = mv = 1 1 - 2 = v c f = f 1 ± 1C = 1 - Tc Th (Carnot engine efficiency) e = 1 - 1 (V1/V2)-1 (Otto cycle) dS = dQr T Weng = |Qh| - |Qc

  12. Sustainable Performance...by Design 

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    Bailey, N.

    2010-01-01

    that provides the features mentioned in this presentation. ? Understand that the costs are far out-weighed by the sustained savings. Don?t fall into the VE trap. ? Write a performance spec that requires the M&V features. ? Understand the impact of design... stream_source_info ESL-HH-10-08-01.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 2687 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name ESL-HH-10-08-01.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Sustainable...

  13. Enhanced performance of wearable piezoelectric nanogenerator fabricated by two-step hydrothermal process

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    Qiu, Yu; Lei, Jixue; Yin, Bing; Zhang, Heqiu; Ji, Jiuyu; Hu, Lizhong, E-mail: lizhongh@dlut.edu.cn [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); The Key Laboratory for Micro/Nano Technology and System of Liaoning Province, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Yang, Dechao [Department of Electronic Engineering, Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian 116024 (China); Bian, Jiming; Liu, Yanhong; Zhao, Yu; Luo, Yingmin [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

    2014-03-17

    A simple two-step hydrothermal process was proposed for enhancing the performance of the nanogenerator on flexible and wearable terylene-fabric substrate. With this method, a significant enhancement in output voltage of the nanogenerator from ?10?mV to 7?V was achieved, comparing with the one by conventional one-step process. In addition, another advantage with the devices synthesized by two-step hydrothermal process was that their output voltages are only sensitive to strain rather than strain rate. The devices with a high output voltage have the ability to power common electric devices and will have important applications in flexible electronics and wearable devices.

  14. Telomere elongation through the expression of UP1, a derivative of hnRNP A1 

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    Tanner, Natalie Jean

    2013-02-22

    was harvested. O O? pc MV/myc/nuc 5. 0 I&b FIG. 7. The pShooter Vector The Nco I and the Not I sites correspond to the sites on the UPI fragment. 25 Elect roporati on Di estion and DNA Pre aration for Electro oration 70 tds of pShooter/UP1 DNA, 270 ttl... quickly. The pShooter Expression Vector Isolation and Purification of the UPI Se uence Pshooter (pCMV/myc/nuc) is a nuclear localization vector that signals the transformed cells to shuttle the protein being expressed (UPI) to the cells' nuclei...

  15. Determining the release of radionuclides from tank waste residual solids. FY2015 report

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    King, William D.; Hobbs, David T.

    2015-09-11

    Methodology development for pore water leaching studies has been continued to support Savannah River Site High Level Waste tank closure efforts. For FY2015, the primary goal of this testing was the achievement of target pH and Eh values for pore water solutions representative of local groundwater in the presence of grout or grout-representative (CaCO3 or FeS) solids as well as waste surrogate solids representative of residual solids expected to be present in a closed tank. For oxidizing conditions representative of a closed tank after aging, a focus was placed on using solid phases believed to be controlling pH and Eh at equilibrium conditions. For three pore water conditions (shown below), the target pH values were achieved to within 0.5 pH units. Tank 18 residual surrogate solids leaching studies were conducted over an Eh range of approximately 630 mV. Significantly higher Eh values were achieved for the oxidizing conditions (ORII and ORIII) than were previously observed. For the ORII condition, the target Eh value was nearly achieved (within 50 mV). However, Eh values observed for the ORIII condition were approximately 160 mV less positive than the target. Eh values observed for the RRII condition were approximately 370 mV less negative than the target. Achievement of more positive and more negative Eh values is believed to require the addition of non-representative oxidants and reductants, respectively. Plutonium and uranium concentrations measured during Tank 18 residual surrogate solids leaching studies under these conditions (shown below) followed the general trends predicted for plutonium and uranium oxide phases, assuming equilibrium with dissolved oxygen. The highest plutonium and uranium concentrations were observed for the ORIII condition and the lowest concentrations were observed for the RRII condition. Based on these results, it is recommended that these test methodologies be used to conduct leaching studies with actual Tank 18 residual solids material. Actual waste testing will include leaching evaluations of technetium and neptunium, as well as plutonium and uranium.

  16. Naturalness in F-SU(5) 

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    Leggett, Tristan

    2014-08-06

    ]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 5.2 Upon measurement of the lightest Higgs mass at the LHC, flippon contributions to the same were considered more closely. Using a sim- ilar set of benchmark points as in the previous figure, but allowing MV to increase from 1 TeV, we find.... This three pa- rameter model was unfortunately ruled out by not being able to satisfy both the WMAP relic dark matter density constraint and the LHC result for the lightest Higgs boson mass. Finally, we draw our conclusions in chapter 8. 3 2. FOUNDATIONS 2...

  17. Batch polymerization of styrene and isoprene by n-butyl lithium initiator 

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    Hasan, Sayeed

    1970-01-01

    BATCN ?OLYMERIZATION OF STYRENE AND ISO?RENE BY n-BUTYL LITHIUM INITIATOR A Thesis SAYEED IIASAV Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the d pre of IJASTER OF SCIFNCE... ler) CP3 MV gse P . January 1970 9&ZS&8 ABSTRACT Batch Polymerization of Styrene and Isoprene By n-Butyl Lithium Initiator. (January 1970) Sayeed 1Iasan, B. Sc. , East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology, Dacca Directed by: Dr...

  18. Large voltage modulation in magnetic field sensors from two-dimensional arrays of Y-Ba-Cu-O nano Josephson junctions

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    Cybart, Shane A. Dynes, R. C.; Cho, E. Y.; Wong, T. J.; Glyantsev, V. N.; Huh, J. U.; Yung, C. S.; Moeckly, B. H.; Beeman, J. W.; Ulin-Avila, E.; Wu, S. M.

    2014-02-10

    We have fabricated and tested two-dimensional arrays of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} superconducting quantum interference devices. The arrays contain over 36?000 nano Josephson junctions fabricated from ion irradiation of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} through narrow slits in a resist-mask that was patterned with electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching. Measurements of current-biased arrays in magnetic field exhibit large voltage modulations as high as 30?mV.

  19. An evaluation of a prototype laboratory fume hood for use in a variable air volume, face velocity reducing system 

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    Vickery, Cynthia Schoonmaker

    1992-01-01

    18000 Pressure Transmitter (Type 020), an EFT-5000-1 square rooting circuit, a PIC-1000 proportional integral controller, and a Honeywell E to P transducer. During the initial hood set-up phase, the Accu-Aire controls were connected to a sash sensor.... (Model GVT46015). Redd-i, Inc. Variable-Air-Volume Box (Model MV10, serial number 41511) Accu-Aire Systems, Inc. control panel with: MOD 18000 Pressure Transmitter (Type 020, serial number 9E10803), EFT-5000-1 square rooting circuit PIC-1000...

  20. Result of MHI 2-Cell Seamless Dumb-Bell Cavity Vertical Test

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    Okihira, K.; Hara, H.; Ikeda, N.; Inoue, F.; Sennyu, K.; Geng, Rongli; Rimmer, Robert A.; Kako, E.

    2014-12-01

    MHI have supplied several 9-cell cavities for STF (R&D of ILC project at KEK) and have been considering production method for stable quality and cost reduction, seamless dumb-bell cavity was one of them. We had fabricated a 2 cell seamless dumb-bell cavity for cost reduction and measured RF performance in collaboration with JLab, KEK and MHI. Surface treatment recipe for ILC was applied for MHI 2-cell cavity and vertical test was performed at JLab. The cavity reached Eacc=32.4MV/m after BCP and EP. Details of the result are reported.

  1. Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program

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    2012-06-01

    The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program, a new project funding approach, allows small Federal facilities to realize energy and water savings in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined process to install targeted energy conservation measures (ECMs) such as lighting, water, and controls with measurement and verification (M&V) appropriate for the size and scope of the project. This allows Federal facilities smaller than 200,000 square feet to make progress towards important energy efficiency and water conservation requirements.

  2. Callitriche terrestris (Native) 4 

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    Richard V. Lansdown

    2011-08-10

    the 4-tuple (M&, Ms, Miv, M~) and p's current state s to p's next state, where each element of the 4-tuple is either a message or the atom nil. If Mz (respectively Ms, M(v, Mi'v) is nil, then p did not receive a message from pa (respectively ps, piv... Work . B. Future Work REFERENCES 49 49 VITA . 52 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page A 9-mesh. The Definitions of NW(v, rri), NE(v, oi), SE(v, rr'), SW(v, rr'). The Definitions of Kill and Mark Messages . Lemma 1 Claim 2, 1 Claim 2, 2 27 28 29...

  3. Microsoft Word - S05827_WCR_Final.doc

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouthReport for the t-) S/,,5 'a C O M P R271 2006 PageHTH-2 DataMV-5

  4. On the White Dwarf distances to Galactic Globular Clusters

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    M. Salaris; S. Cassisi; E. Garcia-Berro; J. Isern; S. Torres

    2001-03-20

    We analyze in detail various possible sources of systematic errors on the distances of globular clusters derived by fitting a local template DA white dwarf sequence to the cluster counterpart (the so-called WD-fitting technique). We find that the unknown thickness of the hydrogen layer of white dwarfs in clusters plays a non negligible role. For reasonable assumptions - supported by the few sparse available observational constraints - about the unknown mass and thickness of the hydrogen layer for the cluster white dwarfs, a realistic estimate of the systematic error on the distance is within +-0.10 mag. However, particular combinations of white dwarf masses and envelope thicknesses - which at present cannot be excluded a priori - could produce larger errors. Contamination of the cluster DA sequence by non-DA white dwarfs introduces a very small systematic error of about -0.03 mag in the Mv/(V-I) plane, but in the Mv/(B-V) plane the systematic error amounts to ~ +0.20 mag. Contamination by white dwarfs with helium cores should not influence appreciably the WD-fitting distances. Finally, we obtain a derivative D((m-M)v)/D(E(B-V))~ -5.5 for the WD-fitting distances, which is very similar to the dependence found when using the Main Sequence fitting technique.

  5. Effect of sulfur isotopic composition of zinc and lead sulfides on the E. M. F. of electrochemical cells

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    Lusk, J.; Krouse, H.R.; Batts, B.D.

    1988-03-01

    A new effect is reported in which unexpectedly large voltages are produced by electrochemical cells containing sulfides at natural isotopic abundance levels. Room temperature experiments were undertaken to determine whether electrochemical cells employing silver bromide and silver beta alumina as solid electrolytes would be sufficiently sensitive to detect small variations in sulfur isotopic composition for zinc and lead sulfides. Voltages obtained for silver bromide cells tended to increase progressively over at least 20 days, and increased in a regular fashion with increasing differences in isotopic composition between charges. Voltages exceeding 150 mV were obtained for /sup delta/S/sup 3,4/ differences up to 85 per mil for zinc sulfide, but reached only about 20 mV for lead sulfide. Silver beta alumina cells with opposing zinc and lead sulfide charges yielded larger voltages and E.M.F. minimum corresponding to a +8(/plus minus/2) per mil difference. This value shows reasonable agreement with interpolated 20/degrees/C equilibrium values of between +7.5 to +9.8 obtained from the literature. Matured silver bromide cells with opposed zinc and lead sulfide charges behaved similarly but yielded lower voltages. Silver concentration cells of the opposed type are thus able to detect isotopic equilibrium and this will permit calibration of sulfur isotope thermometers down to unexpectedly low temperatures.

  6. Gamma Ray Burst Optical Counterpart Search Experiment (GROCSE)

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    Park, H.S.; Ables, E.; Bionta, R.M. [and others

    1995-10-27

    GROCSE (Gamma-Ray Optical Counterpart Search Experiments) is a system of automated telescopes that search for simultaneous optical activity associated with gamma ray bursts in response to real-time burst notifications provided by the BATSE/BACODINE network. The first generation system, GROCSE 1, is sensitive down to Mv {approximately} 8.5 and requires an average of 12 seconds to obtain the first images of the gamma ray burst error box defined by the BACODINE trigger. The collaboration is now constructing a second generation system which has a 4 second slewing time and can reach Mv {approximately} 14 with a 5 second exposure. GROCSE 2 consists of 4 cameras on a single mount. Each camera views the night sky through a commercial Canon lens (f/1.8, focal length 200 mm) and utilizes a 2K x 2K Loral CCD. Light weight and low noise custom readout electronics were designed and fabricated for these CCDs. The total field of view of the 4 cameras is 17.6 x 17.6 {degree}. GROCSE II will be operated by the end of 1995. In this paper, the authors present an overview of the GROCSE system and the results of measurements with a GROCSE 2 prototype unit.

  7. The blue plume population in dwarf spheroidal galaxies: genuine blue stragglers or young stellar population?

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    Y. Momany; E. V. Held; I. Saviane; S. Zaggia; L. Rizzi; M. Gullieuszik

    2007-04-11

    Abridged... Blue stragglers (BSS) are thought to be the product of either primordial or collisional binary systems. In the context of dwarf spheroidal galaxies it is hard to firmly disentangle a genuine BSS population from young main sequence (MS) stars tracing a ~1-2 Gyr old star forming episode. Assuming that their blue plume populations are made of BSS, we estimate the BSS frequency for 8 Local Group non star-forming dwarf galaxies, using a compilation of ground and space based photometry. Our results can be summarized as follows: (i) The BSS frequency in dwarf galaxies, at any given Mv, is always higher than that in globular clusters of similar luminosities; (ii) the BSS frequency for the lowest luminosity dwarf galaxies is in excellent agreement with that observed in the Milky Way halo; and most interestingly (iii) derive a statistically significant anti-correlation between the BSS frequency and the galaxy Mv. The low density, almost collision-less, environments of our dwarf galaxy sample allow us to infer (i) their very low dynamical evolution; (ii) a negligible production of collisional BSS; and consequently (iii) that their blue plumes are mainly made of primordial binaries. The dwarf galaxies anti-correlation can be used as a discriminator: galaxies obeying the anti-correlation are more likely to possess genuine primordial BSS rather than young main sequence stars.

  8. The Discovery of a Nearby M Dwarf

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    Ohad Shemmer; Shai Kaspi

    1998-11-12

    We report the discovery of a nearby M dwarf star, found accidentally while observing the old nova DN Gem at the Wise Observatory. The star is designated 1200-05296925 in the PMM USNO-A1.0 catalogue and its coordinates, calculated for 1997 November 27 are: RA=6 55 05.13 Dec = +32 09 54.1 (Equinox J2000, Epoch J1997.90). Astrometric measurements for the star yielded a yearly proper motion rate of 0.155$\\pm$0.002 arcseconds in right ascension and negligible yearly proper motion rate in declination. The apparent V magnitude of the star was measured as m_V=13.87$\\pm$0.16 mag and spectral identification yielded a spectral type of M3.5Ve$\\pm$0.5 subclasses. Using relations between spectral type and absolute V magnitude in M dwarfs, we arrive at an absolute magnitude of M_V=12.3^{+1.2}_{-1.1} mag, which corresponds to a distance of 21^{+15}_{-10} pc.

  9. The analysis of leakage current in MIS Au/SiO{sub 2}/n-GaAs at room temperature

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    Altuntas, H.; Ozcelik, S.

    2013-10-15

    The aim of this study is to determine the reverse-bias leakage current conduction mechanisms in Au/SiO{sub 2}/n-GaAs metal-insulator-semiconductor type Schottky contacts. Reverse-bias current-voltage measurements (I-V) were performed at room temperature. The using of leakage current values in SiO{sub 2} at electric fields of 1.46-3.53 MV/cm, ln(J/E) vs. {radical}E graph showed good linearity. Rom this plot, dielectric constant of SiO{sub 2} was calculated as 3.7 and this value is perfect agreement with 3.9 which is value of SiO{sub 2} dielectric constant. This indicates, Poole-Frenkel type emission mechanism is dominant in this field region. On the other hand, electric fields between 0.06-0.73 and 0.79-1.45 MV/cm, dominant leakage current mechanisms were found as ohmic type conduction and space charge limited conduction, respectively.

  10. Modeling electron emission and surface effects from diamond cathodes

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    Dimitrov, D. A.; Smithe, D.; Cary, J. R.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Rao, T.; Smedley, J.; Wang, E.

    2015-02-05

    We developed modeling capabilities, within the Vorpal particle-in-cell code, for three-dimensional (3D) simulations of surface effects and electron emission from semiconductor photocathodes. They include calculation of emission probabilities using general, piece-wise continuous, space-time dependent surface potentials, effective mass and band bending field effects. We applied these models, in combination with previously implemented capabilities for modeling charge generation and transport in diamond, to investigate the emission dependence on applied electric field in the range from approximately 2 MV/m to 17 MV/m along the [100] direction. The simulation results were compared to experimental data. For the considered parameter regime, conservation of transversemore »electron momentum (in the plane of the emission surface) allows direct emission from only two (parallel to [100]) of the six equivalent lowest conduction band valleys. When the electron affinity ? is the only parameter varied in the simulations, the value ? = 0.31 eV leads to overall qualitative agreement with the probability of emission deduced from experiments. Including band bending in the simulations improves the agreement with the experimental data, particularly at low applied fields, but not significantly. In this study, using surface potentials with different profiles further allows us to investigate the emission as a function of potential barrier height, width, and vacuum level position. However, adding surface patches with different levels of hydrogenation, modeled with position-dependent electron affinity, leads to the closest agreement with the experimental data.« less

  11. Development of a one-stop beam verification system using electronic portal imaging devices for routine quality assurance

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    Lim, Sangwook; Ma, Sun Young; Jeung, Tae Sig; Yi, Byong Yong; Lee, Sang Hoon; Lee, Suk; Cho, Sam Ju; Choi, Jinho

    2012-10-01

    In this study, a computer-based system for routine quality assurance (QA) of a linear accelerator (linac) was developed by using the dosimetric properties of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device (EPID). An acrylic template phantom was designed such that it could be placed on the EPID and be aligned with the light field of the collimator. After irradiation, portal images obtained from the EPID were transferred in DICOM format to a computer and analyzed using a program we developed. The symmetry, flatness, field size, and congruence of the light and radiation fields of the photon beams from the linac were verified simultaneously. To validate the QA system, the ion chamber and film (X-Omat V2; Kodak, New York, NY) measurements were compared with the EPID measurements obtained in this study. The EPID measurements agreed with the film measurements. Parameters for beams with energies of 6 MV and 15 MV were obtained daily for 1 month using this system. It was found that our QA tool using EPID could substitute for the film test, which is a time-consuming method for routine QA assessment.

  12. Summary Report for the C50 Cryomodule Project

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    Drury, Michael; Davis, G; Fischer, John; Grenoble, Christiana; Hogan, John; King, Lawrence; Preble, Joseph; Wang, Haipeng; Reilly, Anthony; Mammosser, John; Saunders, Jeffrey; Macha, Kurt

    2011-03-01

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has recently completed the C50 cryomodule refurbishment project. The goal of this project was to enable robust 6 GeV, 5 pass operation of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). The scope of the project included removal, refurbishment and reinstallation of ten CEBAF cryomodules at a rate of three per year. The refurbishment process included reprocessing of SRF cavities to eliminate field emission and to increase the nominal gradient from the original 5 MV/m to 12.5 MV/m. New 'dogleg' couplers were installed between the cavity and helium vessel flanges to intercept secondary electrons that produce arcing in the fundamental Power Coupler (FPC). Other changes included new ceramic RF windows for the air to vacuum interface of the FPC and improvements to the mechanical tuner. Damaged or worn components were replaced as well. All ten of the refurbished cryomodules are now installed in CEBAF and are currently operational. This paper will summarize the performance of the cryomodules.

  13. Construction and Test of a Novel Superconducting RF Electron gun

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    Bisognano, Joseph J.

    2014-04-16

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison has completed installation of a superconducting electron gun. Its concept was optimized to be the source for a CW free electron laser facility with multiple megahertz repetition rate end stations. This VHF superconducting configuration holds the promise of the highest performance for CW injectors. Initial commissioning efforts show that the cavity can achieve gradients of 35 MV/m at the cathode position. With the cathode inserted CW operation has been achieved at 20 MV/m with good control of microphonics, negligible dark current, and Q0 > 3×109 at 4 K. Bunch charges of ~100 pC have been delivered, and first simple beam measurements made. These preliminary results are very encouraging for production of 100s pC bunches with millimeter-milliradian or smaller normalized emittances. Plans are in place to carry out more definitive studies to establish the full capabilities. However, since the grant was not renewed, the electron gun is currently mothballed, and without supplemental fund the opportunity for further work will be lost.

  14. Dark Matter Detectors as Dark Photon Helioscopes

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    Haipeng An; Maxim Pospelov; Josef Pradler

    2013-08-20

    Light new particles with masses below 10 keV, often considered as a plausible extension of the Standard Model, will be emitted from the solar interior, and can be detected on the Earth with a variety of experimental tools. Here we analyze the new "dark" vector state V, a massive vector boson mixed with the photon via an angle kappa, that in the limit of the small mass m_V has its emission spectrum strongly peaked at low energies. Thus, we utilize the constraints on the atomic ionization rate imposed by the results of the XENON10 experiment to set the limit on the parameters of this model: kappa times m_VeV. This makes low-threshold Dark Matter experiments the most sensitive dark vector helioscopes, as our result not only improves current experimental bounds from other searches by several orders of magnitude, but also surpasses even the most stringent astrophysical and cosmological limits in a seven-decade-wide interval of m_V. We generalize this approach to other light exotic particles, and set the most stringent direct constraints on "mini-charged" particles.

  15. ULTRA-COMPACT ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGIES FOR APPLICATION IN NUCLEAR TECHNIQUES

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    Sampayan, S; Caporaso, G; Chen, Y; Carazo, V; Falabella, S; Guethlein, G; Guse, S; Harris, J R; Hawkins, S; Holmes, C; Krogh, M; Nelson, S; Paul, A C; Pearson, D; Poole, B; Schmidt, R; Sanders, D; Selenes, K; Sitaraman, S; Sullivan, J; Wang, L; Watson, J

    2009-06-11

    We report on compact accelerator technology development for potential use as a pulsed neutron source quantitative post verifier. The technology is derived from our on-going compact accelerator technology development program for radiography under the US Department of Energy and for a clinic sized compact proton therapy systems under an industry sponsored Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. The accelerator technique relies on the synchronous discharge of a prompt pulse generating stacked transmission line structure with the beam transit. The goal of this technology is to achieve {approx}10 MV/m gradients for 10s of nanoseconds pulses and to {approx}100 MV/m gradients for {approx}1 ns systems. As a post verifier for supplementing existing x-ray equipment, this system can remain in a charged, stand-by state with little or no energy consumption. We detail the progress of our overall component development effort with the multilayer dielectric wall insulators (i.e., the accelerator wall), compact power supply technology, kHz repetition-rate surface flashover ion sources, and the prompt pulse generation system consisting of wide-bandgap switches and high performance dielectric materials.

  16. Review of Prior Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Evaluation: A Report to Snohomish Public Utilities District

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    Price, Phillip

    2014-12-22

    Snohomish County Public Utilities District (the District or Snohomish PUD) provides electricity to about 325,000 customers in Snohomish County, Washington. The District has an incentive programs to encourage commercial customers to improve energy efficiency: the District partially reimburses the cost of approved retrofits if they provide a level of energy performance improvement that is specified by contract. In 2013 the District contracted with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide a third-party review of the Monitoring and Verification (M&V) practices the District uses to evaluate whether companies are meeting their contractual obligations. This work helps LBNL understand the challenges faced by real-world practitioners of M&V of energy savings, and builds on a body of related work such as Price et al. (2013). The District selected a typical project for which they had already performed an evaluation. The present report includes the District's original evaluation as well as LBNL's review of their approach. The review is based on the document itself; on investigation of the load data and outdoor air temperature data from the building evaluated in the document; and on phone discussions with Bill Harris of the Snohomish County Public Utilities District. We will call the building studied in the document the subject building, the original Snohomish PUD report will be referred to as the Evaluation, and this discussion by LBNL is called the Review.

  17. Nitrogen-Doped 9-Cell Cavity Performance in a Test Cryomodule for LCLS-II

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    Gonnella, Dan; Furuta, Fumio; Ge, Mingqi; Hall, Daniel; Ho, Vivian; Hoffstaetter, Georg; Liepe, Matthias; O'Connell, Tim; Posen, Sam; Quigley, Peter; Sears, James; Veshcherevich, Vadim; Grassellino, Anna; Romanenko, Alexander; Sergatskov, Dmitri

    2014-01-01

    The superconducting RF linac for LCLS-II calls for 1.3 GHz 9-cell cavities with an average intrinsic quality factor Q0 of 2.7x10^10 at 2 K and 16 MV/m accelerating gradient. Two niobium 9-cell cavities, prepared with nitrogen-doping at Fermilab, were assembled into the Cornell Horizontal Test Cryomodule (HTC) to test cavity performance in a cryomodule that is very similar to a full LCLS-II cryomodule. The cavities met LCLS-II specifications with an average quench field of 17 MV/m and an average Q0 of 3x10^10. The sensitivity of the cavities' residual resistance to ambient magnetic field was determined to be 0.5 nOhm/mG during fast cool down. In two cool downs, a heater attached to one of the cavity beam tubes was used to induce large horizontal temperature gradients. Here we report on the results of these first tests of nitrogen-doped cavities in cryomodule, which provide critical information for the LCLS-II project.

  18. Dosimetric and Biologic Differences in Flattened and Flattening-Filter-Free Beam Treatment Plans

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    Yan, Yue; Bassetti, Michael; Du, Kaifang; Saenz, Daniel; Harari, Paul; Paliwal, Bhudatt R

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To quantitatively compare the dosimetric and biologic differences in treatment plans from flattened and flattening-filter-free (FFF) beam for three anatomic cancer sites. Methods and Materials: Treatment plans with static intensity-modulated radiotherapy beams and volumetric modulated arc therapy beams were generated for 13 patients for both the flattened beam and the FFF beam of the TrueBeam system. Beam energies of 6 MV and 10 MV were chosen for planning. A total of 104 treatment plans were generated in 13 patients. In order to analyze the biological effectiveness of treatment plans, dose volume histograms (DVH) were utilized. Flattened and FFF beam plans are quantitatively compared. Results: In head and neck cases, for VMAT plans, dose reduction in the FFF beam plans compared to the flattened beam in left cochlea, right submandibular gland and right parotid gland reached up to 2.36 Gy, 1.21 Gy and 1.45 Gy, respectively. Similarly, for static IMRT plans, the dose reduction of the FFF beam plans com...

  19. Characterization of Epitaxial Film Silicon Solar Cells Grown on Seeded Display Glass: Preprint

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    Young, D. L.; Grover, S.; Teplin, C.; Stradins, P.; LaSalvia, V.; Chuang, T. K.; Couillard, J. G.; Branz, H. M.

    2012-06-01

    We report characterizations of epitaxial film crystal silicon (c-Si) solar cells with open-circuit voltages (Voc) above 560 mV. The 2-um absorber cells are grown by low-temperature (<750 degrees C) hot-wire CVD (HWCVD) on Corning EAGLE XG display glass coated with a layer-transferred (LT) Si seed. The high Voc is a result of low-defect epitaxial Si (epi-Si) growth and effective hydrogen passivation of defects. The quality of HWCVD epitaxial growth on seeded glass substrates depends on the crystallographic quality of the seed and the morphology of the epitaxial growth surface. Heterojunction devices consist of glass/c-Si LT seed/ epi n+ Si:P/epi n- Si:P/intrinsic a-Si:H/p+ a-Si:H/ITO. Similar devices grown on electronically 'dead' n+ wafers have given Voc {approx}630 mV and {approx}8% efficiency with no light trapping features. Here we study the effects of the seed surface polish on epi-Si quality, how hydrogenation influences the device character, and the dominant junction transport physics.

  20. A high sensitivity fiber optic macro-bend based gas flow rate transducer for low flow rates: Theory, working principle, and static calibration

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    Schena, Emiliano; Saccomandi, Paola; Silvestri, Sergio [Center for Integrated Research, Unit of Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation, Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 21, 00128 Rome (Italy)

    2013-02-15

    A novel fiber optic macro-bend based gas flowmeter for low flow rates is presented. Theoretical analysis of the sensor working principle, design, and static calibration were performed. The measuring system consists of: an optical fiber, a light emitting diode (LED), a Quadrant position sensitive Detector (QD), and an analog electronic circuit for signal processing. The fiber tip undergoes a deflection in the flow, acting like a cantilever. The consequent displacement of light spot center is monitored by the QD generating four unbalanced photocurrents which are function of fiber tip position. The analog electronic circuit processes the photocurrents providing voltage signal proportional to light spot position. A circular target was placed on the fiber in order to increase the sensing surface. Sensor, tested in the measurement range up to 10 l min{sup -1}, shows a discrimination threshold of 2 l min{sup -1}, extremely low fluid dynamic resistance (0.17 Pa min l{sup -1}), and high sensitivity, also at low flow rates (i.e., 33 mV min l{sup -1} up to 4 l min{sup -1} and 98 mV min l{sup -1} from 4 l min{sup -1} up to 10 l min{sup -1}). Experimental results agree with the theoretical predictions. The high sensitivity, along with the reduced dimension and negligible pressure drop, makes the proposed transducer suitable for medical applications in neonatal ventilation.

  1. Luminosity-metallicity relation for stars on the lower main sequence

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    Eira Kotoneva; Chris Flynn; Raul Jimenez

    2002-03-07

    We present a comparison of the predictions of stellar models with the luminosity of the lower main sequence ($5.5 < M_V < 7.3$) using K dwarfs in the Hipparcos catalog. The parallaxes of our comparison stars are known to better than 15% and metallicities have been recently determined from photometry. A major advantage of our comparison is that distances in our sample are known with good accuracy, while tests that involve open and globular clusters are constrained by potentially inaccurate distances. We show that the luminosity of the lower main sequence relative to a fiducial (solar metallicity) isochrone is a simple function of metallicity: $\\Delta M_V = 0.84375 \\times {\\rm [ Fe/H]} - 0.04577$. We compare the data with a range of isochrones from the literature. None of the models fit all the data, although some models do clearly better than others. In particular, metal rich isochrones seem to be difficult to construct. The relationship between luminosity, colour and metallicity for K dwarfs is found to be very tight. We are thus able to derive metallicities for K dwarfs based on their position in the Hipparcos colour-magnitude diagram with accuracies better than 0.1 dex. The metallicity-luminosity relation for K dwarfs leads to a new distance indicator with a wide range of possible applications.

  2. Normal Conducting CLIC Technology

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    Jensen, E

    2006-01-01

    The CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) multi-lateral study group based at CERN is studying the technology for an electron-positron linear collider with a centre-of-mass energy up to 5 TeV. In contrast to the International Linear Collider (ILC) study which has chosen to use super-conducting cavities with accelerating gradients in the range of 30-40 MV/m to obtain centre-of-mass collision energies of 0.5-1 TeV, the CLIC study aims to use a normal-conducting system based on two-beam technology with gradients of 150 MV/m. It is generally accepted that this change in technology is not only necessary but the only viable choice for a cost-effective multi-TeV collider. The CLIC study group is studying the technology issues of such a machine, and is in particular developing state-of-the-art 30 GHz molybdenum-iris accelerating structures and power extraction and transfer structures (PETS). The accelerating structure has a new geometry which includes fully-profiled RF surfaces optimised to minimize surface fields, and hybri...

  3. Performance status of 0.55 eV InGaAs thermophotovoltaic cells

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    Wojtczuk, S.; Colter, P.; Charache, G.; DePoy, D.

    1998-10-01

    Data on {approximately} 0.55 eV In{sub 0.72}Ga{sub 0.28}As cells with an average open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 298 mV (standard deviation 7 mV) at an average short-circuit current density of 1.16 A/cm{sup 2} (sdev. 0.1 A/cm{sup 2}) and an average fill-factor of 61.6% (sdev. 2.8%) is reported. The absorption coefficient of In{sub 0.72}Ga{sub 0.28}As was measured by a differential transmission technique. The authors use a numerical integration of the absorption data to determine the radiative recombination coefficient for In{sub 0.72}Ga{sub 0.28}As. Using this absorption data and simple one-dimensional analytical formula the above cells are modeled. The models show that the cells may be limited more by Auger recombination rather than Shockley-Read-Hall (SRH) recombination at dislocation centers caused by the 1.3% lattice mismatch of the cell to the host InP wafer.

  4. Rheology and microstructure of concentrated zirconia-alumina suspensions for gelcasting composites

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    Bleier, A.; Omatete, O.O.

    1992-12-31

    The relations among colloidal stability, suspension rheology, and solids loading are elucidated for zirconia-alumina mixtures containing 20 volt ZrO{sub 2}, based on solids. The lower colloidal stability of ZrO{sub 2} limits the rheological properties of this system. If the zeta potential of ZrO{sub 2} is less than 49 mV, high degrees of pseudoplasticity, high yield stress, high viscosity, and long relaxation times characterize the binary suspensions. These effects occur, despite the fact that ZrO{sub 2} is the minor ceramic constituent. If the zeta potential of ZrO{sub 2} is maintained above 49 mV, suspensions with high solids loading (55 vol%) can be prepared which behave as Newtonian fluids over the 0-to-200 s-1 shear rate range and as an elastic solid at higher rates. As the solids loading of a highly stable binary suspension is increased, the rheological properties change. They evolve from those of a near Newtonian-like fluid with nearly independent particles (40 vol%) to those of a pseudoplastic fluid with a weakly interacting particle network (50 vol%) to those of an elastic-like solid composed of crowded, strongly repulsive particles (55 vol%). Low-shear conditions for suspension-transport and mold-filling operations that ensure a homogeneous arrangement of ZrO{sub 2} and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} particles in a gelcast ceramic seem promising.

  5. Latest Results of ILC High-Gradient R&D 9-cell Cavities at JLAB

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    Rongli Geng

    2008-02-11

    It has been over a year since JLAB started processing and testing ILC 9-cell cavities in the frame work of ILC high-gradient cavity R&D, aiming at the goal of a 35 MV/m gradient at a Q #4; of 1E10 with a yield of 90%. The necessary cavity processing steps include field flatness tuning, electropolishing (EP), hydrogen out-gassing under vacuum, high-pressure water rinsing, clean room assembly, and low temperature bake. These are followed by RF test at 2 Kelvin. Ultrasonic cleaning with Micro-90, an effective post-EP rinsing recipe discovered at JLAB, is routinely used. Seven industry manufactured 9-cell TESLAshape cavities are processed and tested repeatedly. So far, 33 EP cycles are accumulated, corresponding to more than 65 hours of active EP time. An emphasis put on RF testing is to discern cavity quench characteristics, including its nature and its location. Often times, the cavity performance is limited by thermal-magnetic quench instead of field emission. The quench field in some cavities is lower than 20 MV/m and remains unchanged despite repeated EP, implying material and/or fabrication defects. The quench field in some other cavities is high but changes unpredictably after repeated EP, suggesting processing induced defects. Based on our experience and results, several areas are identified where improvement is needed to improve cavity performance as well as yield.

  6. Modeling electron emission and surface effects from diamond cathodes

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    Dimitrov, D. A. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Ben-Zvi, I. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Smithe, D. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Cary, J. R. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Rao, T. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Smedley, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wang, E. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-02-07

    We developed modeling capabilities, within the Vorpal particle-in-cell code, for three-dimensional (3D) simulations of surface effects and electron emission from semiconductor photocathodes. They include calculation of emission probabilities using general, piece-wise continuous, space-time dependent surface potentials, effective mass and band bending field effects. We applied these models, in combination with previously implemented capabilities for modeling charge generation and transport in diamond, to investigate the emission dependence on applied electric field in the range from approximately 2 MV/m to 17 MV/m along the [100] direction. The simulation results were compared to experimental data. For the considered parameter regime, conservation of transverse electron momentum (in the plane of the emission surface) allows direct emission from only two (parallel to [100]) of the six equivalent lowest conduction band valleys. When the electron affinity ? is the only parameter varied in the simulations, the value ? = 0.31 eV leads to overall qualitative agreement with the probability of emission deduced from experiments. Including band bending in the simulations improves the agreement with the experimental data, particularly at low applied fields, but not significantly. Using surface potentials with different profiles further allows us to investigate the emission as a function of potential barrier height, width, and vacuum level position. However, adding surface patches with different levels of hydrogenation, modeled with position-dependent electron affinity, leads to the closest agreement with the experimental data.

  7. Edge-terminated molybdenum disulfide with a 9.4-Å interlayer spacing for electrochemical hydrogen production

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    Gao, Min -Rui; Chan, Maria K. Y.; Sun, Yugang

    2015-07-03

    In this study, layered molybdenum disulfide has demonstrated great promise as a low-cost alternative to platinum-based catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen production from water. Research effort on this material has focused mainly on synthesizing highly nanostructured molybdenum disulfide that allows the exposure of a large fraction of active edge sites. Here we report a promising microwave-assisted strategy for the synthesis of narrow molybdenum disulfide nanosheets with edge-terminated structure and a significantly expanded interlayer spacing, which exhibit striking kinetic metrics with onset potential of -103 mV, Tafel slope of 49 mV per decade and exchange current density of 9.62 × 10-3 mAmore »cm-2, performing among the best of current molybdenum disulfide catalysts. Besides benefits from the edge-terminated structure, the expanded interlayer distance with modified electronic structure is also responsible for the observed catalytic improvement, which suggests a potential way to design newly advanced molybdenum disulfide catalysts through modulating the interlayer distance.« less

  8. Optical counterparts of two ULXs in NGC5474 and NGC3627 (M66)

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    Avdan, S; Fabrika, S; Atapin, K; Avdan, H; Akyuz, A; Sholukhova, O; Aksaker, N; Valeev, A

    2015-01-01

    We identified two optical counterparts of brightest ultraluminous X-ray Sources (ULXs) in galaxies NGC5474 and NGC3627 (M66). The counterparts in Hubble Space Telescope images are very faint, their V magnitudes are 24.7 ($M_V \\approx -4.5$) and 25.9 ($M_V \\approx -4.2$), respectively. NGC5474 X-1 changes the X-ray flux more than two orders of magnitude, in its bright state it has $L_X \\approx 1.6 \\times 10^{40}$ erg/s, the spectrum is best fitted by an absorbed power-law model with a photon index $\\Gamma \\approx 0.94$. M66 X-1 varies in X-rays with a factor of ~2.5, its maximal luminosity being $2.0 \\times 10^{40}$ erg/s with $\\Gamma \\approx 1.7$. Optical spectroscopy of the NGC5474 X-1 has shown a blue spectrum, which however was contaminated by a nearby star of 23 mag, but the counterpart has a redder spectrum. Among other objects captured by the slit are a background emission-line galaxy (z=0.359) and a new young cluster of NGC5474. We find that these two ULXs have largest X-ray-to-optical ratios of $L_X/L...

  9. Photoconduction efficiencies and dynamics in GaN nanowires grown by chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy: A comparison study

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    Chen, R. S. [Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan (China); Tsai, H. Y. [Graduate Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan (China); Huang, Y. S. [Graduate Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan (China); Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan (China); Chen, Y. T. [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Chen, L. C. [Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Chen, K. H. [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

    2012-09-10

    The normalized gains, which determines the intrinsic photoconduction (PC) efficiencies, have been defined and compared for the gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires (NWs) grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). By excluding the contributions of experimental parameters and under the same light intensity, the CVD-grown GaN NWs exhibit the normalized gain which is near two orders of magnitude higher than that of the MBE-ones. The temperature-dependent time-resolved photocurrent measurement further indicates that the higher photoconduction efficiency in the CVD-GaN NWs is originated from the longer carrier lifetime induced by the higher barrier height ({phi}{sub B} = 160 {+-} 30 mV) of surface band bending. In addition, the experimentally estimated barrier height at 20 {+-} 2 mV for the MBE-GaN NWs, which is much lower than the theoretical value, is inferred to be resulted from the lower density of charged surface states on the non-polar side walls.

  10. Development of Ultra High Gradient and High Q{sub 0} Superconducting Radio Frequency Cavities

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    Geng, Rongli [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Clemens, William A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Follkie, James E. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Harris, Teena M. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Kushnick, Peter W. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Machie, Danny [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Martin, Robert E. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Palczewski, Ari D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Perry, Era A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Slack, Gary L. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Williams, R. S. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Adolphsen, C. [SLAC, Menlo Park, California, (United States); Li, Z. [SLAC, Menlo Park, California, (United States); Hao, J. K. [Peking University, Beijing (China); Li, Y. M. [Peking University, Beijing (China); Liu, K. X. [Peking University, Beijing (China)

    2013-06-01

    We report on the recent progress at Jefferson Lab in developing ultra high gradient and high Q{sub 0} superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities for future SRF based machines. A new 1300 MHz 9-cell prototype cavity is being fabricated. This cavity has an optimized shape in terms of the ratio of the peak surface field (both magnetic and electric) to the acceleration gradient, hence the name low surface field (LSF) shape. The goal of the effort is to demonstrate an acceleration gradient of 50 MV/m with Q{sub 0} of 10{sup 10} at 2 K in a 9-cell SRF cavity. Fine-grain niobium material is used. Conventional forming, machining and electron beam welding method are used for cavity fabrication. New techniques are adopted to ensure repeatable, accurate and inexpensive fabrication of components and the full assembly. The completed cavity is to be first mechanically polished to a mirror-finish, a newly acquired in-house capability at JLab, followed by the proven ILC-style processing recipe established already at JLab. In parallel, new single-cell cavities made from large-grain niobium material are made to further advance the cavity treatment and processing procedures, aiming for the demonstration of an acceleration gradient of 50 MV/m with Q{sub 0} of 2?10{sup 10} at 2K.

  11. Halo Luminosity Function From Photometric Calibration of the Revised NLTT

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    Andrew Gould; Juna A. Kollmeier; Julio Chaname; Samir Salim

    2004-12-30

    We calibrate the photographic photometry of the revised New Luyten Two-Tenths catalog (rNLTT) by matching 3448 rNLTT stars to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The correction is linear in magnitude and goes from zero at V ~ 14 to 0.32 mag at V=19, in the sense that rNLTT was previously too bright. The correction implies that the underlying USNO-A2.0 photometry, on which rNLTT photometry is based, is non-linear. The new calibration somewhat improves the appearance of the (V,V-J) reduced proper motion diagram in the sense of better separation between disk and halo stars. We repeat Gould's analysis of 5000 halo stars in rNLTT. The most important change is to move the peak of the halo luminosity function about 0.5 mag dimmer, from M_V=10.5 to M_V=11, putting it into good agreement with the parallax-based determination of Dahn et al.

  12. Astrometry and Photometry for Two Dwarf Carbon Stars

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    H. C. Harris; C. C. Dahn; R. L. Walker; C. B. Luginbuhl; A. B. Monet; H. H. Guetter; R. C. Stone; F. J. Vrba; D. G. Monet; J. R. Pier

    1998-03-05

    Preliminary trigonometric parallaxes and BVI photometry are presented for two dwarf carbon stars, LP765-18 (= LHS1075) and LP328-57 (= CLS96). The data are combined with the literature values for a third dwarf carbon star, G77-61 (= LHS1555). All three stars have very similar luminosities (9.6<M_V<10.0) and very similar broadband colors across the entire visual-to-near IR (BVIJHK) wavelength range. Their visual (BVI) colors differ from all known red dwarfs, subdwarfs, and white dwarfs. In the M_V versus V-I color-magnitude diagram they are approximately 2 magnitudes subluminous compared with normal disk dwarfs with solar-like metallicities, occupying a region also populated by O-rich subdwarfs with -1.5<[m/H]<-1.0. The kinematics indicate that they are members of the Galactic spheroid population. The subluminosity of all three stars is due to an as-yet-unknown combination of (undoubtedly low) metallicity, possibly enhanced helium abundance, and unusual line-blanketing in the bandpasses considered. The properties of the stars are compared with models for the production of dwarf carbon stars.

  13. Commissioning results of Nb3Sn cavity vapor diffusion deposition system at Jlab

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    Eremeev, Grigory; Clemens, William A.; Macha, Kurt M.; Park, HyeKyoung; Williams, R.

    2015-09-01

    Nb3Sn as a BCS superconductor with a superconducting critical temperature higher than that of niobium offers potential benefit for SRF cavities via a lower-than-niobium surface resistance at the same temperature and frequency. A Nb3Sn vapor diffusion deposition system designed for coating of 1.5 and 1.3 GHz single-cell cavities was built and commissioned at JLab. As the part of the commissioning, RF performance at 2.0 K of a single-cell 1.5 GHz CEBAF-shaped cavity was measured before and after coating in the system. Before Nb3Sn coating the cavity had a Q0 of about 10E10 and was limited by the high field Q-slope at Eacc about 27 MV/m. Coated cavity exhibited the superconducting transition at about 17.9 K. The low-field quality factor was about 5 10E9 at 4.3 K and 7 10E9 at 2.0 K decreasing with field to about 1 10E9 at Eacc about 8 MV/m at both temperatures. The highest field was limited by the available RF power.

  14. Overview and Lessons Learned of the Jefferson Lab Cryomodule Production for the CEBAF 12 GeV Upgrade

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    Hogan, John P.; Burrill, Andrew B.; Drury, Michael A.; Harwood, Leigh H.; Hovater, J. Curt; Reece, Charles E.; Wiseman, Mark A.

    2013-12-01

    The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Jefferson Lab is nearing completion of an energy upgrade from 6 to 12 GeV. An integral part of the upgrade is the addition of ten new cryomodules, each consisting of eight seven-cell superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities. An average performance of 100+MV of acceleration per cryomodule is needed to achieve the 12 GeV beam energy goal. The production methodology was for industry to provide and deliver the major components to Jefferson Lab, where they were tested and assembled into cryomodules. The production process begins with an inspection upon receiving of all major components followed by individual performance qualification testing. The SRF cavities received their final chemical processing and cleaning at Jefferson Lab. The qualified components along with all associated hardware and instrumentation are assembled, tested, installed into CEBAF and run through an integrated system checkout in preparation for beam operations. The production process is complete and one of the first completed cryomodules has successfully produced 108 MV of acceleration with a linac beam current of 465 {micro}A.

  15. Flexible Pillared Graphene-Paper Electrodes for High-Performance Electrochemical Supercapacitors

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    Wang, Gongkai; Sun, Xiang; Lu, Fengyuan; Sun, Hongtao; Yu, Mingpeng; Jiang, Weilin; Liu, Changsheng; Lian, Jie

    2012-02-09

    Flexible graphene paper (GP) pillared by carbon black (CB) nanoparticles using a simple vacuum filtration method is developed as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors. Through the introduction of CB nanoparticles as spacers, the self-restacking of graphene sheets during the filtration process is mitigated to a great extent. The pillared GP-based supercapacitors exhibit excellent electrochemical performances and cyclic stabilities compared with GP without the addition of CB nanoparticles. At a scan rate of 10 mV s?1, the specific capacitance of the pillared GP is 138 F g^?1 and 83.2 F g^?1 with negligible 3.85% and 4.35% capacitance degradation after 2000 cycles in aqueous and organic electrolytes, respectively. At an extremely fast scan rate of 500 mV s ^?1, the specific capacitance can reach 80 F g^?1 in aqueous electrolyte. No binder is needed for assembling the supercapacitor cells and the pillared GP itself may serve as a current collector due to its intrinsic high electrical conductivity. The pillared GP has great potential in the development of promising flexible and ultralight-weight supercapacitors for electrochemical energy storage.

  16. An overview of the facilities, activities, and developments at the University of North Texas Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory (IBMAL)

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    Rout, Bibhudutta; Dhoubhadel, Mangal S.; Poudel, Prakash R.; Kummari, Venkata C.; Pandey, Bimal; Deoli, Naresh T.; Lakshantha, Wickramaarachchige J.; Mulware, Stephen J.; Baxley, Jacob; Manuel, Jack E.; Pacheco, Jose L.; Szilasi, Szabolcs; Weathers, Duncan L.; Reinert, Tilo; Glass, Gary A.; Duggan, Jerry L.; McDaniel, Floyd D. [Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory, University of North Texas, Department of Physics, 1155 Union Circle 311427, Denton, Texas 76203 (United States)

    2013-07-03

    The Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory (IBMAL) at the University of North Texas includes several accelerator facilities with capabilities of producing a variety of ion beams from tens of keV to several MeV in energy. The four accelerators are used for research, graduate and undergraduate education, and industrial applications. The NEC 3MV Pelletron tandem accelerator has three ion sources for negative ions: He Alphatross and two different SNICS-type sputter ion sources. Presently, the tandem accelerator has four high-energy beam transport lines and one low-energy beam transport line directly taken from the negative ion sources for different research experiments. For the low-energy beam line, the ion energy can be varied from {approx}20 to 80 keV for ion implantation/modification of materials. The four post-acceleration beam lines include a heavy-ion nuclear microprobe; multi-purpose PIXE, RBS, ERD, NRA, and broad-beam single-event upset; high-energy ion implantation line; and trace-element accelerator mass spectrometry. The NEC 3MV single-ended Pelletron accelerator has an RF ion source mainly for hydrogen, helium and heavier inert gases. We recently installed a capacitive liner to the terminal potential stabilization system for high terminal voltage stability and high-resolution microprobe analysis. The accelerator serves a beam line for standard RBS and RBS/C. Another beamline for high energy focused ion beam application using a magnetic quadrupole lens system is currently under construction. This beam line will also serve for developmental work on an electrostatic lens system. The third accelerator is a 200 kV Cockcroft-Walton accelerator with an RF ion source. The fourth accelerator is a 2.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator, which was in operation for last several decades is currently planned to be used mainly for educational purpose. Research projects that will be briefly discussed include materials synthesis/modification for photonic, electronic, and magnetic applications, surface sputtering and micro-fabrication of materials, development of high-energy ion microprobe systems, and educational and outreach activities.

  17. Experimental study of self magnetic pinch diode as flash radiography source at 4 megavolt

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    Etchessahar, Bertrand; Bicrel, Béatrice; Cassany, Bruno; Desanlis, Thierry; Voisin, Luc; Maisonny, Rémi; Toury, Martial; Hourdin, Laurent; Cartier, Frédéric; Cartier, Stéphanie; D'Almeida, Thierry; Delbos, Christophe; Garrigues, Alain; Plouhinec, Damien; Ritter, Sandra; Sol, David; Zucchini, Frédéric; Caron, Michel

    2013-10-15

    The Self Magnetic Pinch (SMP) diode is a potential high-brightness X-ray source for high voltage generators (2–10 MV) that has shown good reliability for flash radiography applications [D. D. Hinchelwood et al., “High power self-pinch diode experiments for radiographic applications” IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 35(3), 565–572 (2007)]. We have studied this diode at about 4 MV, driven by the ASTERIX generator operated at the CEA/GRAMAT [G. Raboisson et al., “ASTERIX, a high intensity X-ray generator,” in Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (1989), pp. 567–570]. This generator, made up of a capacitor bank and a Blumlein line, was initially designed to test the behavior of electronic devices under irradiation. In our experiments, the vacuum diode is modified in order to set up flash radiographic diodes. A previous set of radiographic experiments was carried out on ASTERIX with a Negative Polarity Rod Pinch (NPRP) diode [B. Etchessahar et al., “Study and optimization of negative polarity rod pinch diode as flash radiography source at 4.5 MV,” Phys. Plasmas 19(9), 093104 (2012)]. The SMP diode which is examined in the present study provides an alternative operating point on the same generator and a different radiographic performance: 142 ± 11 rad at 1 m dose (Al) for a 3.46 ± 0.42 mm spot size (1.4× FWHM of the LSF). This performance is obtained in a reproducible and robust nominal configuration. However, several parametric variations were also tested, such as cathode diameter and anode/cathode gap. They showed that an even better performance is accessible after optimization, in particular, a smaller spot size (<3 mm). Numbers of electrical, optical, and X-ray diagnostics have been implemented in order to gain more insight in the diode physics and to optimize it further. For the first time in France, visible and laser imaging of the SMP diode has been realized, from a radial point of view, thus, providing key information on the electrode plasmas evolution, responsible for the gap closure.

  18. Feasibility of producing a short, high energy s-band linear accelerator using a klystron power source

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    Baillie, Devin [Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Aubin, J. St. [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Fallone, B. G. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Steciw, S. [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2013-04-15

    Purpose: To use a finite-element method (FEM) model to study the feasibility of producing a short s-band (2.9985 GHz) waveguide capable of producing x-rays energies up to 10 MV, for applications in a linac-MR, as well as conventional radiotherapy. Methods: An existing waveguide FEM model developed by the authors' group is used to simulate replacing the magnetron power source with a klystron. Peak fields within the waveguide are compared with a published experimental threshold for electric breakdown. The RF fields in the first accelerating cavity are scaled, approximating the effect of modifications to the first coupling cavity. Electron trajectories are calculated within the RF fields, and the energy spectrum, beam current, and focal spot of the electron beam are analyzed. One electron spectrum is selected for Monte Carlo simulations and the resulting PDD compared to measurement. Results: When the first cavity fields are scaled by a factor of 0.475, the peak magnitude of the electric fields within the waveguide are calculated to be 223.1 MV/m, 29% lower than the published threshold for breakdown at this operating frequency. Maximum electron energy increased from 6.2 to 10.4 MeV, and beam current increased from 134 to 170 mA. The focal spot FWHM is decreased slightly from 0.07 to 0.05 mm, and the width of the energy spectrum increased slightly from 0.44 to 0.70 MeV. Monte Carlo results show d{sub max} is at 2.15 cm for a 10 Multiplication-Sign 10 cm{sup 2} field, compared with 2.3 cm for a Varian 10 MV linac, while the penumbral widths are 4.8 and 5.6 mm, respectively. Conclusions: The authors' simulation results show that a short, high-energy, s-band accelerator is feasible and electric breakdown is not expected to interfere with operation at these field strengths. With minor modifications to the first coupling cavity, all electron beam parameters are improved.

  19. SU-E-T-223: Investigation of the Accuracy of Two-Dimensional Dose Distributions Measurement From High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Ir-192 Source Using Multiple-Diode-Array Detector (MapCheck2)

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    Taguenang, J; De La Fuente, T Herman; Ahmad, S; Ali, I [Oklahoma Univ. Health Science Ctr., Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To investigate the dosimetric accuracy of multiple-diode-array detector (Mapcheck2) for high-dose-rate brachytherapy Ir-192 source. The two-dimensional (2D) dose distributions measured with MapCheck2 were validated with EBT2 Gafchromic film measurement and AAPM task-group- 43 (TG-43) modeling. Methods: 2D-dose distributions from Ir-192 source were measured with MapCheck2 and EBT2-films. MapCheck2 response was corrected for effects: directional dependence, diode and phantom heterogeneity. Optical density growth of the film was controlled by synchronized scanning of the film exposed to Ir-192 and calibration films exposed to 6 MV linac beams. Similarly, MapCheck2 response was calibrated to dose using 6 MV beams. An empirical model was developed for the dose distributions measured with Mapcheck2 that considered directional, diode and phantom heterogeneity corrections. The dose deposited in solid-state-detectors was modeled using a cavity theory model for the diode. This model was then validated with measurements using EBT2-films and calculations with TG-43. Results: The response of MapCheck2 has been corrected for different effects including: (a) directional dependence of 0–20% over angular range 0o–90o, (b) phantom heterogeneity (3%) and (c) diode heterogeneity (9%). The corrected dose distributions measured with MapCheck2 agreed well with the measured dose distributions from EBT2-film and with calculations using TG-43 within 5% over a wide range of dose levels and rates. The advantages of MapCheck2 include less noisy, linear and stable response compared with film. The response of MapCheck2 exposed to 192Ir-source showed no energy dependence similar to its response to MV energy beam. Detection spatial-resolution of individual diodes was 0.8×0.8 mm2, however, 2DMapCheck2 resolution is limited by distance between diodes (7.07 mm). Conclusion: The dose distribution measured with MapCheck2 agreed well within 5% with that measured using EBT2-films; and calculations with TG- 43. Considering correction of artifacts, MapCheck2 provides a compact, practical and accurate dosimetric tool for measurement of 2D-dose distributions for brachytherapy Ir-192.

  20. SU-E-T-80: Comparison of Fluence-Based RapidArc QAs Using EPID and MapCHECK 2

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    Jin, H; Jesseph, F; Ahmad, S [Oklahoma Univ. Health Science Ctr., Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To compare the Varian aS-1000 EPID imager to the isocentrically mounted MapCHECK 2 diode array for RapidArc QAs as a function of photon beam energy. Methods: A Varian TrueBeam STx with an aS-1000 digital imaging panel was used to acquire RapidArc QA images for 13 patient plans; each plan QA was performed at 6, 8, 10 and 15MV energies. The Portal Dose Image Prediction algorithm in the Varian Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS) was used to create the comparison image for the EPID acquisition. A Sun Nuclear MapCHECK 2 diode array on an isocentric mounting fixture with 5 cm water-equivalent buildup was also used for the RapidArc QAs. A composite dose plane was taken from the Eclipse TPS for comparison to the MapCHECK 2 measurements. A gamma test was implemented in the Sun Nuclear Patient software with 10% threshold and absolute comparison for both QA methods. The two-tailed paired t-test was employed to analyze the statistical significance between two methods at the 95% confidence level. Results: The average gamma passing rates were greater than 95% at 3%/3mm using both methods for all four energies. The average passing rates were within 2.5% and 1.1% of each other when analyzed at 2%/2mm and 3%/3mm conditions, respectively. The EPID passing rates were somewhat better than the MapCHECK 2 when analyzed at 1%/1mm condition; this difference decreased with increasing energy (9.1% at 6MV to 2.7% at 15MV). The differences were not statistically significant for all criteria and energies (p-value ã 0.05). Conclusion: EPID-based RapidArc QA results are comparable to MapCHECK 2 when using 3%/3mm criteria at all four energies. EPID-based QA shows potential for being the superior device under strict gamma criteria.

  1. Development of a CW Superconducting RF Booster Cryomodule for Future Light Sources

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    Grimm, Terry L; Bogle, Andrew; Deimling, Brian; Hollister, Jerry; II, Randall Jecks; Kolka, Ahren; Romel, Chandra

    2009-04-13

    Future light sources based on seeded free electron lasers (FEL) have the potential to increase the soft xray flux by several orders of magnitude with short bunch lengths to probe electron structure and dynamics. A low emittance, high rep-rate radio frequency (RF) photocathode electron gun will generate the electron beam that will require very stringent beam control and manipulation through the superconducting linear accelerator to maintain the high brightness required for an x-ray FEL. The initial or booster cavities of the superconducting radio frequency (SRF) linear accelerator will require stringent control of transverse kicks and higher order modes (HOM) during the beam manipulation and conditioning that is needed for emittance exchange and bunch compression. This SBIR proposal will develop, fabricate and test a continuous-wave SRF booster cryomodule specifically for this application. Phase I demonstrated the technical feasibility of the project by completing the preliminary SRF cavity and cryomodule design and its integration into an R&D test stand for beam studies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The five-cell bulk niobium cavities operate at 750 MHz, and generate 10 MV each with strong HOM damping and special care to eliminate transverse kicks due to couplers. Due to continuous-wave operation at fairly modest beam currents and accelerating gradients the complexity of the two cavity cryomodule is greatly reduced compared to an ILC type system. Phase II will finalize the design, and fabricate and test the booster cryomodule. The cryomodule consists of two five-cell cavities that will accelerate megahertz bunch trains with nano-coulomb charge. The accelerating gradient is a very modest 10 MV/m with peak surface fields of 20 MV/m and 42.6 mT. The cryogenic system operates at 2 K with a design dynamic load of 20 W and total required cryogenic capacity of 45 W. The average beam current of up to 1 mA corresponds to a beam power of 10 kW per 5- cell cavity and will require 20 kW of RF power for transmission, control and regulation. The RF power will be supplied by a commercial tetrode. Cryogenic tests will be carried out at LBNL to make use of their test facilities, cryogenics and laser systems, and for future use with beam. Demonstration of this new type of booster cryomodule will open many new applications of SRF linear accelerators.

  2. Si/SiGe electron resonant tunneling diodes with graded spacer wells

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    Paul, D. J.; See, P.; Bates, R.; Griffin, N.; Coonan, B. P.; Redmond, G.; Crean, G. M.; Zozoulenko, I. V.; Berggren, K.-F.; Hollander, B.

    2001-06-25

    Resonant tunneling diodes have been fabricated using graded Si{sub 1{minus}x}Ge{sub x} (x=0.3{r_arrow}0.0) spacer wells and strained Si{sub 0.4}Ge{sub 0.6} barriers on a relaxed Si{sub 0.7}Ge{sub 0.3} n-type substrate which demonstrates negative differential resistance at up to 100 K. This design is aimed at reducing the voltage at which the peak current density is achieved. Peak current densities of 0.08A/cm{sup 2} with peak-to-valley current ratios of 1.67 have been achieved for a low peak voltage of 40 mV at 77 K. This represents an improvement of over an order of magnitude compared to previous work. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

  3. Note: Design and initial results of a multi-pulsed intense electron beam source

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    Xia, L., E-mail: xialiansheng@caep.cn; Zhang, H.; Yang, A.; Shen, Y.; Wang, W.; Wen, L.; Zhang, K.; Shi, J.; Zhang, L.; Deng, J. [Institute of Fluid Physics, CAEP, Mianyang 621900 (China)

    2014-06-15

    A multi-pulsed intense electron beam source is introduced, including the design and the initial experimental results. The source can generate a burst of three pulses of intense electron beams with energy of 2–3 MeV and beam intensities of around 2.5 kA. An inductive adder is chosen to generate the pulsed diode voltages and a dispenser cathode is chosen to emit electron beams. The test results indicate that the design of the source is reliable. The multi-pulsed diode voltage is up to 2.5 MV and the beam intensities are more than 2 kA at the exit of the source with small variation.

  4. Silicon heterojunction solar cell with passivated hole selective MoO{sub x} contact

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    Battaglia, Corsin; Yin, Xingtian; Zheng, Maxwell; Javey, Ali, E-mail: ajavey@eecs.berkeley.edu [Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Martín de Nicolás, Silvia; De Wolf, Stefaan; Ballif, Christophe [Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

    2014-03-17

    We explore substoichiometric molybdenum trioxide (MoO{sub x}, x?mV and power conversion efficiency of 18.8%. Due to the wide band gap of MoO{sub x}, we observe a substantial gain in photocurrent of 1.9?mA/cm{sup 2} in the ultraviolet and visible part of the solar spectrum, when compared to a p-type amorphous silicon emitter of a traditional silicon heterojunction cell. Our results emphasize the strong potential for oxides as carrier selective heterojunction partners to inorganic semiconductors.

  5. Field Emission Measurements from Niobium Electrodes

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    M. BastaniNejad, P.A. Adderley, J. Clark, S. Covert, J. Hansknecht, C. Hernandez-Garcia, R. Mammei, M. Poelker

    2011-03-01

    Increasing the operating voltage of a DC high voltage photogun serves to minimize space charge induced emittance growth and thereby preserve electron beam brightness, however, field emission from the photogun cathode electrode can pose significant problems: constant low level field emission degrades vacuum via electron stimulated desorption which in turn reduces photocathode yield through chemical poisoning and/or ion bombardment and high levels of field emission can damage the ceramic insulator. Niobium electrodes (single crystal, large grain and fine grain) were characterized using a DC high voltage field emission test stand at maximum voltage -225kV and electric field gradient > 10MV/m. Niobium electrodes appear to be superior to diamond-paste polished stainless steel electrodes.

  6. Well Completion Report for Corrective Action Unit 447, Project Shoal Area, Churchill County, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0

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    Rick Findlay

    2006-09-01

    This Well Completion Report is being provided as part of the implementation of the Corrective Action Decision Document (CADD)/Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 447 (NNSA/NSO, 2006a). The CADD/CAP is part of an ongoing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) funded project for the investigation of CAU 447 at the Project Shoal Area (PSA). All work performed on this project was conducted in accordance with the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (FFACO) (1996), and all applicable Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) policies and regulations. Investigation activities included the drilling, construction, and development of three monitoring/validation (MV) wells at the PSA. This report summarizes the field activities and data collected during the investigation.

  7. Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam

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    Hoeberling, R.F.

    1987-09-22

    A portable radiographic generator is provided with an explosive magnetic flux compression generator producing the high voltage necessary to generate a relativistic electron beam. The relativistic electron beam is provided with target materials which generates the desired radiographic pulse. The magnetic flux compression generator may require at least two conventional explosively driven generators in series to obtain a desired output voltage of at least 1 MV. The cathode and anode configuration of the diode are selected to provide a switching action wherein a high impedance load is presented to the magnetic flux compression generator when the high voltage is being generated, and thereafter switching to a low impedance load to generate the relativistic electron beam. Magnetic flux compression generators can be explosively driven and provided in a relatively compact, portable form for use with the relativistic x-ray equipment. 8 figs.

  8. Vertical stability requirements for ARIES-I reactor

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    Bathke, C.G.; Jardin, S.C.; Leuer, J.A.; Ward, D.J.; Princeton Univ., NJ . Plasma Physics Lab.; General Atomics, San Diego, CA; Princeton Univ., NJ . Plasma Physics Lab.)

    1989-01-01

    The vertical stability of the ARIES-I reactor design is analyzed with the NOVA-W, PSTAB, and TSC codes. A growth rate of {approximately}5.7 s{sup -1} is predicted for a vacuum vessel positioned behind the scrapeoff, first wall, and blanket (0.7 in inboard and 0.9 in outboard thickness) and acting as a passive stabilizer. A reactive power of {approximately}2 MV A would be required for active feedback coils located outside of the TF coils {approximately}3 m to correct a 50-mm vertical displacement of the magnetic axis. A multipolar expansion technique used in the TSC analysis is also used to examine options that minimize stored energy. 10 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Solution-processed amorphous silicon surface passivation layers

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    Mews, Mathias Sontheimer, Tobias; Korte, Lars; Rech, Bernd; Mader, Christoph; Traut, Stephan; Wunnicke, Odo

    2014-09-22

    Amorphous silicon thin films, fabricated by thermal conversion of neopentasilane, were used to passivate crystalline silicon surfaces. The conversion is investigated using X-ray and constant-final-state-yield photoelectron spectroscopy, and minority charge carrier lifetime spectroscopy. Liquid processed amorphous silicon exhibits high Urbach energies from 90 to 120?meV and 200?meV lower optical band gaps than material prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Applying a hydrogen plasma treatment, a minority charge carrier lifetime of 1.37?ms at an injection level of 10{sup 15}/cm{sup 3} enabling an implied open circuit voltage of 724?mV was achieved, demonstrating excellent silicon surface passivation.

  10. Electrocatalytic H2 production with a turnover frequency >107 s?1: The medium provides an increase in rate but not overpotential

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    Hou, Jianbo; Fang, Ming; Cardenas, Allan J.; Shaw, Wendy J.; Helm, Monte L.; Bullock, R. Morris; Roberts, John A.; O'Hagan, Molly J.

    2014-11-12

    Exceptionally fast electrocatalytic H2 production (up to 3 x 107 s -1) at overpotentials of ~400 mV are catalysed by [Ni(PPh2NC6H4X2)2]2+ complexes in an acidic ionic liquid - water medium ([(DMF)H]NTf2-H2O, ?H2O = 0.71). This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences and the Office of Science Early Career Research Program through the US DOE, BES (W.J.S.). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  11. Production and Testing Experience with the SRF Cavities for the CEBAF 12 GeV Upgrade

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    A. Burrill, G.K. Davis, F. Marhauser, C.E. Reece, A.V. Reilly, M. Stirbet

    2011-09-01

    The CEBAF recirculating CW electron linear accelerator at Jefferson Lab is presently undergoing a major upgrade to 12 GeV. This project includes the fabrication, preparation, and testing of 80 new 7-cell SRF cavities, followed by their incorporation into ten new cryomodules for subsequent testing and installation. In order to maximize the cavity Q over the full operable dynamic range in CEBAF (as high as 25 MV/m), the decision was taken to apply a streamlined preparation process that includes a final light temperature-controlled electropolish of the rf surface over the vendor-provided bulk BCP etch. Cavity processing work began at JLab in September 2010 and will continue through December 2011. The excellent performance results are exceeding project requirements and indicate a fabrication and preparation process that is stable and well controlled. The cavity production and performance experience to date will be summarized and lessons learned reported to the community.

  12. BNL 703 MHz SRF cryomodule demonstration

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    Burrill,A.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Calaga, R.; Dalesio, L.; Dottavio, T.; Gassner, D.; Hahn, H.; Hoff, L.; Kayran, D.; Kewisch, J.; Lambiase, R.; Lederle, d.; Litvinenko, v.; Mahler, G.; McIntyre, G.; et al.

    2009-05-04

    This paper will present the preliminary results of the testing of the 703 MHz SRF cryomodule designed for use in the ampere class ERL under construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The preliminary cavity tests, carried out at Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, demonstrated cavity performance of 20 MV/m with a Qo of 1 x 10{sup 10}, results we expect to reproduce in the horizontal configuration. This test of the entire string assembly will allow us to evaluate all of the additional cryomodule components not previously tested in the VTA and will prepare us for our next milestone test which will be delivery of electrons from our injector through the cryomodule to the beam dump. This will also be the first demonstration of an accelerating cavity designed for use in an ampere class ERL, a key development which holds great promise for future machines.

  13. Field Emission Studies From Nb Surfaces Relevant to SRF Cavities

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    Tong Wang; Charles Reece; Ronald Sundelin

    2003-05-01

    Enhanced field emission (EFE) presents the main impediment to higher acceleration gradients in superconducting rf (SRF) niobium (Nb) cavities for particle accelerators. A scanning field emission microscope was built at Jefferson Lab with the main objective of systematically investigating the sources of EFE from Nb surfaces. Various surface preparation techniques and procedures, including chemical etching, electropolishing, ultrasonic water rinse, high pressure water rinse, air-dry after methanol rinse, air-dry after water rinse in Class 10 cleanroom, were investigated. The capability and process variables for broad-area Nb surfaces to consistently reach field emission free or near field emission free performance at {approx}140 MV/m have been experimentally demonstrated using the above techniques/procedures.

  14. A compact stilbene crystal neutron spectrometer for EAST D-D plasma neutron diagnostics

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    Zhang Xing; Yuan Xi; Xie Xufei; Chen Zhongjing; Peng Xingyu; Chen Jinxiang; Zhang Guohui; Li Xiangqing; Fan Tieshuan [School of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Chengfu Road 201, 100871 Beijing (China); Zhong Guoqiang; Hu Liqun; Wan Baonian [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 1126, 230031 Hefei, Anhui (China)

    2013-03-15

    A new compact stilbene crystal neutron spectrometer has been investigated and applied in the neutron emission spectroscopy on the EAST tokamak. A new components analysis method is presented to study the anisotropic light output in the stilbene crystal detector. A Geant4 code was developed to simulate the neutron responses in the spectrometer. Based on both the optimal light output function and the fitted pulse height resolution function, a reliable neutron response matrix was obtained by Geant4 simulations and validated by 2.5 MeV and 14 MeV neutron measurements at a 4.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator. The spectrometer was used to diagnose the ion temperature in plasma discharges with lower hybrid wave injection and ion cyclotron resonance heating on the EAST tokamak.

  15. Ultraviolet photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- and nano-crystalline diamond

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    Mendoza, Frank; Makarov, Vladimir; Hidalgo, Arturo; Weiner, Brad; Morell, Gerardo

    2011-06-06

    The room-temperature photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- (MCD), submicro- (SMCD) and nano- (NCD) crystalline diamond films synthesized by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition was studied. The structure and composition of these diamond materials were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The UV sensitivity and response time were studied for the three types of diamond materials using a steady state broad UV excitation source and two pulsed UV laser radiations. It was found that they have high sensitivity in the UV region, as high as 109 sec-1mV-1 range, linear response in a broad spectral range below 320 nm, photocurrentsmore »around ~10-5 A, and short response time better than 100 ns, which is independent of fluency intensity. A phenomenological model was applied to help understand the role of defects and dopant concentration on the materials’ photosensitivity.« less

  16. Laser-seeded modulation instability in a proton driver plasma wakefield accelerator

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    Siemon, Carl; Khudik, Vladimir; Austin Yi, S.; Shvets, Gennady; Pukhov, Alexander

    2013-10-15

    A new method for initiating the modulation instability (MI) of a proton beam in a proton driver plasma wakefield accelerator using a short laser pulse preceding the beam is presented. A diffracting laser pulse is used to produce a plasma wave that provides a seeding modulation of the proton bunch with the period equal to that of the plasma wave. Using the envelope description of the proton beam, this method of seeding the MI is analytically compared with the earlier suggested seeding technique that involves an abrupt truncation of the proton bunch. The full kinetic simulation of a realistic proton bunch is used to validate the analytic results. It is further used to demonstrate that a plasma density ramp placed in the early stages of the laser-seeded MI leads to its stabilization, resulting in sustained accelerating electric fields (of order several hundred MV/m) over long propagation distances (?100–1000 m)

  17. Electron gun jitter effects on beam bunching

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    Liu, M. S.; Iqbal, M.

    2014-02-15

    For routine operation of Beijing Electron Positron Collider II (BEPCII) linac, many factors may affect the beam bunching process directly or indirectly. We present the measurements and analyses of the gun timing jitter, gun high voltage jitter, and beam energy at the exit of the standard acceleration section of the linac quantitatively. Almost 80 mV and more than 200 ps of gun high voltage and time jitters have ever been measured, respectively. It was analyzed that the gun timing jitter produced severe effects on beam energy than the gun high voltage jitter, if the timing jitter exceeded 100 ps which eventually deteriorates both the beam performance and the injection rate to the storage ring.

  18. An X-Band Gun Test Area at SLAC

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    Limborg-Deprey, C.; Adolphsen, C.; Chu, T.S.; Dunning, M.P.; Jobe, R.K.; Jongewaard, E.N.; Hast, C.; Vlieks, A.E.; Wang, F.; Walz, D.R.; Marsh, R.A.; Anderson, S.G.; Hartemann, F.V.; Houck, T.L.; /LLNL, Livermore

    2012-09-07

    The X-Band Test Area (XTA) is being assembled in the NLCTA tunnel at SLAC to serve as a test facility for new RF guns. The first gun to be tested will be an upgraded version of the 5.6 cell, 200 MV/m peak field X-band gun designed at SLAC in 2003 for the Compton Scattering experiment run in ASTA. This new version includes some features implemented in 2006 on the LCLS gun such as racetrack couplers, increased mode separation and elliptical irises. These upgrades were developed in collaboration with LLNL since the same gun will be used in an injector for a LLNL Gamma-ray Source. Our beamline includes an X-band acceleration section which takes the electron beam up to 100 MeV and an electron beam measurement station. Other X-Band guns such as the UCLA Hybrid gun will be characterized at our facility.

  19. Initial Testing of the Mark-0 X-Band RF Gun at SLAC

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    Vlieks, Arnold; Adolphsen, C.; Dolgashev, V.; Lewandowski, J.; Limborg, Cecile; Weathersby, S.; /SLAC

    2012-06-06

    A new X-band RF gun (Mark-0) has been assembled, tuned and was tested in the ASTA facility at SLAC. This gun has been improved from an earlier gun used in Compton-scattering experiments at SLAC by the introduction of a racetrack dual-input coupler to reduce quadrupole fields. Waveguide-to-coupler irises were also redesigned to reduce surface magnetic fields and therefore peak pulse surface heating. Tests of this photocathode gun will allow us to gain early operational experience for beam tests of a new gun with further improvements (Mark-1) being prepared for SLAC's X-Band Test Area (XTA) program and the LLNL MEGa-ray program. Results of current testing up to {approx} 200 MV/m peak surface Electric fields are presented.

  20. Design and initial results from a kilojoule level dense plasma focus with hollow anode and cylindrically symmetric gas puff

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    Ellsworth, J. L., E-mail: ellsworth7@llnl.gov; Falabella, S.; Tang, V.; Schmidt, A.; Guethlein, G.; Hawkins, S.; Rusnak, B. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

    2014-01-15

    We have designed and built a Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) Z-pinch device using a kJ-level capacitor bank and a hollow anode, and fueled by a cylindrically symmetric gas puff. Using this device, we have measured peak deuteron beam energies of up to 400 keV at 0.8 kJ capacitor bank energy and pinch lengths of ?6 mm, indicating accelerating fields greater than 50 MV/m. Neutron yields of on the order of 10{sup 7} per shot were measured during deuterium operation. The cylindrical gas puff system permitted simultaneous operation of DPF with a radiofrequency quadrupole accelerator for beam-into-plasma experiments. This paper describes the machine design, the diagnostic systems, and our first results.

  1. Suppression of energy-relaxation-induced decoherence in ?-type three-level SQUID flux qubits: A dark-state approach

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    Zhou, Zhongyuan; Chu, Shih-I; Han, Siyuan

    2004-09-23

    ), decoherence induced by energy re- laxation does not pose a serious problem as long as the junc- tion’s effective resistance is reasonably high. For instance, for a rf SQUID qubit with a moderate damping resistance R=10 MV the energy relaxation time T1 could... by spontaneous decay from the auxiliary level.13,14 For a L-type three-level system without dissipation, the dark state uDl=cos ustdu0l?sin ustdu1l is an eigenstate of the system, here tan ustd;V0std /V1std is the ratio of the two Rabi frequencies for the ui=0,1l...

  2. Electrochemical investigation of polyhalide ion oxidation-reduction on carbon nanotube electrodes for redox flow batteries

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    Shao, Yuyan; Engelhard, Mark H.; Lin, Yuehe

    2009-10-01

    Polyhalide ions (Br-/BrCl2-) are an important redox couple for redox flow batteries. The oxidation-reduction behavior of polyhalide ions on a carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode has been investigated with cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The onset oxidation potential of Br-/BrCl2- is negatively shifted by >100 mV, and the redox current peaks are greatly enhanced on a CNT electrode compared with that on the most widely-used graphite electrode. The reaction resistance of the redox couple (Br-/BrCl2-) is decreased on a CNT electrode. The redox reversibility is increased on a CNT electrode even though it still needs further improvement. CNT is a promising electrode material for redox flow batteries.

  3. Variable precision arithmetic of integers for internally programmed medium-sized digital computers 

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    Cox, Albert George

    1961-01-01

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  4. A digital video system for observing and recording occultations

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    Barry, M A; Pavlov, Hristo; Hanna, William; McEwan, Alistair; Filipovic, Miroslav

    2015-01-01

    Stellar occultations by asteroids and outer solar system bodies can offer ground based observers with modest telescopes and camera equipment the opportunity to probe the shape, size, atmosphere and attendant moons or rings of these distant objects. The essential requirements of the camera and recording equipment are: good quantum efficiency and low noise, minimal dead time between images, good horological faithfulness of the image time stamps, robustness of the recording to unexpected failure, and low cost. We describe the Astronomical Digital Video occultation observing and recording System (ADVS) which attempts to fulfil these requirements and compare the system with other reported camera and recorder systems. Five systems have been built, deployed and tested over the past three years, and we report on three representative occultation observations: one being a 9 +/-1.5 second occultation of the trans-Neptunian object 28978 Ixion (mv=15.2) at 3 seconds per frame, one being a 1.51 +/-0.017 second occultation ...

  5. Demonstration of forward inter-band tunneling in GaN by polarization engineering

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    Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Park, Pil Sung; Rajan, Siddharth

    2011-12-05

    We report on the design, fabrication, and characterization of GaN interband tunnel junction showing forward tunneling characteristics. We have achieved very high forward tunneling currents (153 mA/cm{sup 2} at 10 mV, and 17.7 A/cm{sup 2} peak current) in polarization-engineered GaN/InGaN/GaN heterojunction diodes grown by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. We also report the observation of repeatable negative differential resistance in interband III-Nitride tunnel junctions, with peak-valley current ratio of 4 at room temperature. The forward current density achieved in this work meets the typical current drive requirements of a multi-junction solar cell.

  6. Diffusion-controlled generation of a proton-motive force across a biomembrane

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    Anatoly Yu. Smirnov; Sergey E. Savel'ev; Franco Nori

    2009-12-04

    Respiration in bacteria involves a sequence of energetically-coupled electron and proton transfers creating an electrochemical gradient of protons (a proton-motive force) across the inner bacterial membrane. With a simple kinetic model we analyze a redox loop mechanism of proton-motive force generation mediated by a molecular shuttle diffusing inside the membrane. This model, which includes six electron-binding and two proton-binding sites, reflects the main features of nitrate respiration in E. coli bacteria. We describe the time evolution of the proton translocation process. We find that the electron-proton electrostatic coupling on the shuttle plays a significant role in the process of energy conversion between electron and proton components. We determine the conditions where the redox loop mechanism is able to translocate protons against the transmembrane voltage gradient above 200 mV with a thermodynamic efficiency of about 37%, in the physiologically important range of temperatures from 250 to 350 K.

  7. 30 GHz Power Production in CTF3

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    Wuensch, Walter; Braun, Hans Heinrich; Carron, Georges; Corsini, Roberto; Grudiev, Alexei; Heikkinen, Samuli Tapio; Schulte, Daniel; Sladen, Jonathan P H; Syratchev, Igor V; Tecker, Frank A; Wilson, Ian H

    2005-01-01

    One of the major objectives of CTF3 (CLIC Test Facility) is the production of 30 GHz power for the high-gradient testing of CLIC accelerating structures. To this end a dedicated beam line, power generating structure and power transfer line have been designed, installed and commissioned. 52 MW of 30 GHz power with a pulse length of 74 ns and a repetition rate of 16 Hz were delivered to the high-gradient test area. This will allow operation of test accelerating structures in the first CTF3 run of 2005 up to the nominal CLIC accelerating gradient of 150 MV/m and beyond the nominal pulse length. The system is described and the performances of the CTF3 linac, beam line and the rf components are reviewed.

  8. The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility. Progress report, December 1, 1992--November 30, 1993

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    Hall, E.J.; Marino, S.A.

    1993-05-01

    The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is based on a 4-MV Van de Graaff accelerator, which is used to generate a variety of well-characterized radiation beams for research in radiobiology, radiological physics, and radiation chemistry. It is part of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR) - formerly the Radiological Research Laboratory of Columbia University, and its operation is supported as a National Facility by the US Department of Energy (DOE). As such, RARAF is available to all potential users on an equal basis and scientists outside the CRR are encouraged to submit proposals for experiments at RARAF. The operation of the Van de Graaff is supported by the DOE, but the research projects themselves must be supported separately. This report provides a listing and brief description of experiments performed at RARAF during the May 1, 1992 through April 30, 1993.

  9. The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility

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    Hall, E.J.; Marino, S.A.

    1993-05-01

    The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is based on a 4-MV Van de Graaff accelerator, which is used to generate a variety of well-characterized radiation beams for research in radiobiology, radiological physics, and radiation chemistry. It is part of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR) - formerly the Radiological Research Laboratory of Columbia University, and its operation is supported as a National Facility by the US Department of Energy (DOE). As such, RARAF is available to all potential users on an equal basis and scientists outside the CRR are encouraged to submit proposals for experiments at RARAF. The operation of the Van de Graaff is supported by the DOE, but the research projects themselves must be supported separately. This report provides a listing and brief description of experiments performed at RARAF during the May 1, 1992 through April 30, 1993.

  10. $^{24}$Mg($p$, $?$)$^{21}$Na reaction study for spectroscopy of $^{21}$Na

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    S. M. Cha; K. Y. Chae; A. Kim; E. J. Lee; S. Ahn; D. W. Bardayan; K. A. Chipps; J. A. Cizewski; M. E. Howard; B. Manning; P. D. O'Malley; A. Ratkiewicz; S. Strauss; R. L. Kozub; M. Matos; S. D. Pain; S. T. Pittman; M. S. Smith; W. A. Peters

    2015-08-10

    The $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction was measured at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in order to better constrain spins and parities of energy levels in $^{21}$Na for the astrophysically important $^{17}$F($\\alpha, p$)$^{20}$Ne reaction rate calculation. 31 MeV proton beams from the 25-MV tandem accelerator and enriched $^{24}$Mg solid targets were used. Recoiling $^{4}$He particles from the $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction were detected by a highly segmented silicon detector array which measured the yields of $^{4}$He particles over a range of angles simultaneously. A new level at 6661 $\\pm$ 5 keV was observed in the present work. The extracted angular distributions for the first four levels of $^{21}$Na and Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) calculations were compared to verify and extract angular momentum transfer.

  11. Neutron physics of the Re/Os clock. II. The (n,n{sup '}) cross section of {sup 187}Os at 30 keV neutron energy

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    Mosconi, M.; Heil, M.; Kaeppeler, F.; Plag, R.; Mengoni, A.

    2010-07-15

    The inelastic neutron-scattering cross section of {sup 187}Os has been determined in a time-of-flight experiment at the Karlsruhe 3.7-MV Van de Graaff accelerator. An almost monoenergetic beam of 30-keV neutrons was produced at the threshold of the {sup 7}Li(p,n){sup 7}Be reaction. Information on the inelastic channel is required for reliable calculations of the so-called stellar enhancement factor, by which the laboratory cross section of {sup 187}Os must be corrected in order to account for the thermal population of low-lying excited states at the temperatures of s-process nucleosynthesis, in particular of the important state at 9.75 keV. This correction represents a crucial step in the interpretation of the {sup 187}Os/{sup 187}Re pair as a cosmochronometer.

  12. MAGIC: Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds

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    Lewis, ER; Wiscombe, WJ; Albrecht, BA; Bland, GL; Flagg, CN; Klein, SA; Kollias, P; Mace, G; Reynolds, RM; Schwartz, SE; Siebesma, AP; Teixeira, J; Wood, R; Zhang, M

    2012-10-03

    The second Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF2) will be deployed aboard the Horizon Lines cargo container ship merchant vessel (M/V) Spirit for MAGIC, the Marine ARM GPCI1 Investigation of Clouds. The Spirit will traverse the route between Los Angeles, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii, from October 2012 through September 2013 (except for a few months in the middle of this time period when the ship will be in dry dock). During this field campaign, AMF2 will observe and characterize the properties of clouds and precipitation, aerosols, and atmospheric radiation; standard meteorological and oceanographic variables; and atmospheric structure. There will also be two intensive observational periods (IOPs), one in January 2013 and one in July 2013, during which more detailed measurements of the atmospheric structure will be made.

  13. Low-Potential Stable NADH Detection at Carbon-Nanotube-Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes

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    Musameh, Mustafa; Wang, Joseph; Merkoci, Arben; Lin, Yuehe )

    2002-11-22

    Carbon-nanotube (CNT) modified glassy-carbon electrodes exhibiting strong and stable electrocatalytic response toward NADH are described. A substantial (490 mV) decrease in the overvoltage of the NADH oxidation reaction (compared to ordinary carbon electrodes) is observed using single-wall and multi-wall carbon-nanotube coatings, with oxidation starting at ca.?0.05V (vs. Ag/AgCl; pH 7.4). Furthermore, the NADH amperometric response of the coated electrodes is extremely stable, with 96 and 90% of the initial activity remaining after 60min stirring of 2x10-4M and 5x10-3M NADH solutions, respectively (compared to 20 and 14% at the bare surface). The CNT-coated electrodes thus allow highly-sensitive, low-potential, stable amperometric sensing. Such ability of carbon-nanotubes to promote the NADH electron-transfer reaction suggests great promise for dehydrogenase-based amperometric biosensors.

  14. The SPEAR3 RF System

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    McIntosh, P.

    2005-01-18

    SPEAR2 was upgraded in 2003, to a new 3rd Generation Light Source (3GLS)-SPEAR3, enabling users to take better advantage of almost 100x higher brightness and flux density over its predecessor. As part of the upgrade, the SPEAR2 RF system has been revamped from its original configuration of one 200 kW klystron feeding a single 358.5 MHz, 5-cell aluminum cavity; to a 1.2 MW klystron feeding four 476.3 MHz, HOM damped copper cavities. The system installation was completed in late November 2003 and the required accelerating voltage of 3.2 MV (800 kV/cavity) was very rapidly achieved soon after. This paper details the SPEAR3 RF system configuration and its new operating requirements, highlighting its installation and subsequent successful operation.

  15. Multivariate Analysis of Globular Cluster's Horizontal Branch Morphology: searching for the second parameter

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    A. Recio-Blanco; A. Aparicio; G. Piotto; F. De Angeli; S. G. Djorgovski

    2005-11-24

    The interpretation of globular cluster horizontal branch (HB) morphology is a classical problem that can significantly blur our understanding of stellar populations. In this paper, we present a new multivariate analysis connecting the effective temperature extent of the HB with other cluster parameters. The work is based on Hubble Space Telescope photometry of 54 Galactic globular clusters. The present study reveals an important role of the total mass of the globular cluster on its HB morphology. More massive clusters tend to have HBs more extended to higher temperatures. For a set of three input variables including the temperature extension of the HB, [Fe/H] and M_V, the first two eigenvectors account for the 90% of the total sample variance. Possible effects of cluster self-pollution on HB morphology, eventually stronger in more massive clusters, could explain the results here derived.

  16. Construction of a scattering chamber for ion-beam analysis of environmental materials in undergraduate physics research

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    LaBrake, Scott M.; Vineyard, Michael F.; Turley, Colin F.; Moore, Robert D.; Johnson, Christopher [Department of Physics and Astronomy Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 (United States)

    2013-04-19

    We have developed a new scattering chamber for ion-beam analysis of environmental materials with the 1.1-MV Pelletron accelerator at the Union College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory. The chamber was constructed from a ten-inch, Conflat, multi-port cross and includes a three-axis target manipulator and target ladder assembly, an eight-inch turbo pump, an Amptek X-ray detector, and multiple charged particle detectors. Recent projects performed by our undergraduate research team include proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and Rutherford backscattering (RBS) analyses of atmospheric aerosols collected with a nine-stage cascade impactor in Upstate New York. We will describe the construction of the chamber and discuss the results of some commissioning experiments.

  17. Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam

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    Hoeberling, Robert F. (502 Hamlin Ct., Los Alamos, NM 87544)

    1990-01-01

    A portable radiographic generator is provided with an explosive magnetic flux compression generator producing the high voltage necessary to generate a relativistic electron beam. The relativistic electron beam is provided with target materials which generates the desired radiographic pulse. The magnetic flux compression generator may require at least two conventional explosively driven generators in series to obtain a desired output voltage of at least 1 MV. The cathode and anode configuration of the diode are selected to provide a switching action wherein a high impedance load is presented to the magnetic flux compression generator when the high voltage is being generated, and thereafter switching to a low impedance load to generate the relativistic electron beam. Magnetic flux compression generators can be explosively driven and provided in a relatively compact, portable form for use with the relativistic x-ray equipment.

  18. ASASSN-15lh: The Most Luminous Supernova Ever Discovered

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    Dong, Subo; Prieto, J L; Jha, S W; Stanek, K Z; Holoien, T W -S; Kochanek, C S; Thompson, T A; Morrell, N; Thompson, I B; Basu, U; Beacom, J F; Bersier, D; Brimacombe, J; Brown, J S; Chen, Ping; Conseil, E; Danilet, A B; Falco, E; Grupe, D; Kiyota, S; Masi, G; Nicholls, B; Olivares, F; Pignata, G; Pojmanski, G; Simonian, G V; Szczygiel, D M; Wozniak, P R

    2015-01-01

    We report the discovery and early evolution of ASASSN-15lh, the most luminous supernova ever found. At redshift z=0.2326, ASASSN-15lh reached an absolute magnitude of M_{u,AB} ~ -23.5 and bolometric luminosity L_bol ~ 2.2x10^45 ergs/s, which is >~ 2 times more luminous than any previously known supernova. Its spectra match the hydrogen-poor sub-class of super-luminous supernovae (SLSNe-I), whose energy sources and progenitors are poorly understood. In contrast to known SLSNe-I, most of which reside in star-forming, dwarf galaxies, its host appears to be a luminous galaxy (M_V ~ -22; M_K ~ -25.1) with little star formation. In the two months since its first detection, ASASSN-15lh has radiated ~7.5x10^51 ergs, challenging the popular magnetar model for the engine of SLSNe-I.

  19. Accumulated dose to the rectum, measured using dose-volume histograms and dose-surface maps, is different from planned dose in all patients treated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer

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    Scaife, Jessica E.; Thomas, Simon J.; Harrison, Karl; Romanchikova, Marina; Sutcliffe, Michael P. F.; Forman, Julia; Bates, Amy M.; Jena, Raj; Parker, M. Andrew; Burnet, Neil G.

    2015-07-24

    ve tha t f ro m the DVHs. To facilita te visua l comp a riso n of the DSMs, we deve lop e d a syste m to sta n da rdize the ir sup e rior - inf e rio r len gth s. The med ian MV rad iu s durin g trea tm e nt was calcula te d for each participa... PR OO FS BJ R UN CO RR EC TE D 15 p rost a te can c e r. Inte rna tio na l jou rna l of rad iation onco logy, biolo gy, physics. 2008 ;7 0 (4 ):1 12 4 - 9 . 13. Jan i AB, Su A, Corre a D, Gratzle J. Compa riso n of late gastro inte stin a l...

  20. Effect of sidewall surface recombination on the quantum efficiency in a Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} passivated gated type-II InAs/GaSb long-infrared photodetector array

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    Chen, G.; Hoang, A. M.; Bogdanov, S.; Haddadi, A.; Darvish, S. R.; Razeghi, M., E-mail: razeghi@eecs.northwestern.edu [Center for Quantum Devices, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States)

    2013-11-25

    Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} was applied to passivate a long-wavelength infrared type-II superlattice gated photodetector array with 50% cut-off wavelength at 11??m, resulting in a saturated gate bias that was 3 times lower than in a SiO{sub 2} passivated array. Besides effectively suppressing surface leakage, gating technique exhibited its ability to enhance the quantum efficiency of 100?×?100??m size mesa from 51% to 57% by suppressing sidewall surface recombination. At 77?K, the gated photodetector showed dark current density and resistance-area product at ?300?mV of 2.5?×?10{sup ?5} A/cm{sup 2} and 1.3?×?10{sup 4}???cm{sup 2}, respectively, and a specific detectivity of 1.4?×?10{sup 12} Jones.

  1. Cold RF test and associated mechanical features correlation of a TESLA-style 9-cell superconducting niobium cavity built in China

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    Dai, Jing; Quan, Sheng-Wen; Zhang, Bao-Cheng; Lin, Lin; Hao, Jian-Kui; Zhu, Feng; Xu, Wen-Can; He, Fei-Si; Jin, Song; Wang, Fang; Liu, Ke-Xin; Geng, R L

    2012-02-01

    The RF performance of a 1.3 GHz 9-cell superconducting niobium cavity was evaluated at cryogenic temperatures following surface processing by using the standard ILC-style recipe. The cavity is a TESLA-style 9-cell superconducting niobium cavity, with complete end group components including a higher order mode coupler, built in China for practical applications. An accelerating gradient of 28.6 MV/m was achieved at an unloaded quality factor of 4 x 10{sup 9}. The morphological property of mechanical features on the RF surface of this cavity was characterized through optical inspection. Correlation between the observed mechanical features and the RF performance of the cavity is attempted.

  2. Development of an alternating integrator for magnetic measurements for experimental advanced superconducting tokamak

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    Liu, D. M., E-mail: dmliu@live.cn; Zhao, W. Z.; He, Y. G.; Chen, B. [School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China); Wan, B. N.; Shen, B.; Huang, J.; Liu, H. Q. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2014-11-15

    A high-performance integrator is one of the key electronic devices for reliably controlling plasma in the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak for long pulse operation. We once designed an integrator system of real-time drift compensation, which has a low integration drift. However, it is not feasible for really continuous operations due to capacitive leakage error and nonlinearity error. To solve the above-mentioned problems, this paper presents a new alternating integrator. In the new integrator, the integrator system of real-time drift compensation is adopted as one integral cell while two such integral cells work alternately. To achieve the alternate function, a Field Programmable Gate Array built in the digitizer is utilized. The performance test shows that the developed integrator with the integration time constant of 20 ms has a low integration drift (<15 mV) for 1000?s.

  3. Neutron capture of 26Mg at thermonuclear energies

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    P. Mohr; H. Beer; H. Oberhummer; G. Staudt

    1998-05-20

    The neutron capture cross section of 26Mg was measured relative to the known gold cross section at thermonuclear energies using the fast cyclic activation technique. The experiment was performed at the 3.75 MV Van-de-Graaff accelerator, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. The experimental capture cross section is the sum of resonant and direct contributions. For the resonance at E(n,lab) = 220 keV our new results are in disagreement with the data from Weigmann et al. An improved Maxwellian averaged capture cross section is derived from the new experimental data taking into account s- and p-wave capture and resonant contributions. The properties of so-called potential resonances which influence the p-wave neutron capture of 26}Mg are discussed in detail.

  4. Zr/oxidized diamond interface for high power Schottky diodes

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    Traoré, A., E-mail: aboulaye.traore@neel.cnrs.fr; Muret, P.; Fiori, A.; Eon, D.; Gheeraert, E. [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Pernot, J., E-mail: julien.pernot@neel.cnrs.fr [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Institut Universitaire de France, 103 Boulevard Saint-Michel, F-75005 Paris (France)

    2014-02-03

    High forward current density of 10{sup 3} A/cm{sup 2} (at 6 V) and a breakdown field larger than 7.7 MV/cm for diamond diodes with a pseudo-vertical architecture, are demonstrated. The power figure of merit is above 244 MW/cm{sup 2} and the relative standard deviation of the reverse current density over 83 diodes is 10% with a mean value of 10{sup ?9} A/cm{sup 2}. These results are obtained with zirconium as Schottky contacts on the oxygenated (100) oriented surface of a stack comprising an optimized lightly boron doped diamond layer on a heavily boron doped one, epitaxially grown on a Ib substrate. The origin of such performances are discussed.

  5. Role of polycrystallinity in CdTe and CuInSe sub 2 photovoltaic cells

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    Sites, J.R. )

    1991-01-01

    The polycrystalline nature of thin-film CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells continues to be a major factor in several individual losses that limit overall cell efficiency. This report describes progress in the quantitative separation of these losses, including both measurement and analysis procedures. It also applies these techniques to several individual cells to help document the overall progress with CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} cells. Notably, CdTe cells from Photon Energy have reduced window photocurrent losses to 1 mA/Cm{sup 2}; those from the University of South Florida have achieved a maximum power voltage of 693 mV; and CuInSe{sub 2} cells from International Solar Electric Technology have shown a hole density as high as 7 {times} 10{sup 16} cm{sup {minus}3}, implying a significant reduction in compensation. 9 refs.

  6. A Lattice Boltzmann study of the effects of viscoelasticity on droplet formation in microfluidic cross-junctions

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    Gupta, Anupam

    2015-01-01

    Based on mesoscale lattice Boltzmann (LB) numerical simulations, we investigate the effects of viscoelasticity on the break-up of liquid threads in microfluidic cross-junctions, where droplets are formed by focusing a liquid thread of a dispersed (d) phase into another co-flowing continuous (c) immiscible phase. Working at small Capillary numbers, we investigate the effects of non-Newtonian phases in the transition from droplet formation at the cross-junction (DCJ) to droplet formation downstream of the cross-junction (DC) (Liu $\\&$ Zhang, ${\\it Phys. ~Fluids.}$ ${\\bf 23}$, 082101 (2011)). We will analyze cases with ${\\it Droplet ~Viscoelasticity}$ (DV), where viscoelastic properties are confined in the dispersed phase, as well as cases with ${\\it Matrix ~Viscoelasticity}$ (MV), where viscoelastic properties are confined in the continuous phase. Moderate flow-rate ratios $Q \\approx {\\cal O}(1)$ of the two phases are considered in the present study. Overall, we find that the effects are more pronounced in ...

  7. Analysis of New High-Q0 SRF Cavity Tests by Nitrogen Gas Doping at Jefferson Lab

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    Palczewski, Ari D.; Geng, Rongli; Reece, Charles E.

    2014-12-01

    In order to refine systematic understanding and establish confident process control, Jefferson Lab has joined with partners to investigate and thoroughly characterize the dramatically higher Q0 of 1.3 GHz niobium cavities first reported by FNAL in 2013[1]. With partial support from the LCLS-II project, JLab has undertaken a parametric study of nitrogen doping in vacuum furnace at 800 °C followed by variable depth surface removal in the 5 - 20 ?m range. Q0 above 3×1010 are typical at 2.0 K and 16 MV/m accelerating field. We report observations from the single cell study and current interpretations. In addition to the parametric single cell study, we also report on the ongoing serial testing of six nitrogen-doped 9-cell cavities as baseline prototypes for LCLS-II.

  8. Exploiting new electrochemical understanding of niobium electropolishing for improved performance of SRF cavities for CEBAF

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    Reece, Charles E. [JLAB; Tian, Hui [JLAB

    2010-09-01

    Recent incorporation of analytic electrochemistry into the development of protocols for electropolishing niobium SRF cavities has yielded new insights for optimizing this process for consistent, high-performance results. Use of reference electrodes in the electrolyte, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), rotating disk electrodes (RDE), and controlled sample temperatures has greatly clarified the process dynamics over the empirical understanding developed via years of practice. Minimizing RF losses at high operational gradients is very valuable for CW linacs. Jefferson Lab is applying these new insights to the low-loss 7-cell cavity design developed for the CEBAF 12 GeV Upgrade. Together with controlled cleaning and assembly techniques to guard against field-emission-causing particulates, the resulting process is yielding consistent cavity performance that exceeds project requirements. Cavity tests show BCS-limited Q well above 30 MV/m. Detailed process data, interpretation, and resulting rf performance data will be presented.

  9. Topological obstructions to a totally geodesic, Riemannian foliation 

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    Coll, Vincent Edward

    1983-01-01

    such that f(U) c V and y o f o g : i(U) ~ m(V) is of class C at a(p). f is of class C if it is class C at each point. (See Illustration 10) We define k k C (M) =;, : M ? 1R i f is of class C Mm &n +~~(u &f) (U) iso fog -1 &n 4(V) Illustration 10 DEF... is a vector space. 0 DEFINITION II. 12. Let (U, ip) be a chart about p 4 M and let r , r , . . . , r" be the standard Cartesian coordinates in IR . Ne 1 2 n n define (3/3x") (f) = 3(f o P )/3U (4(P)). P LEMMA II. 12. (3/3x ) is a tangent vector...

  10. Neutron Energy Spectrum Measurements with a Compact Liquid Scintillation Detector on EAST

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    Xi Yuan; Xing Zhang; Xufei Xie; G. Gorini; Zhongjing Chen; Xingyu Peng; Jinxiang Chen; Guohui Zhang; Tieshuan Fan; Guoqiang Zhong; Liqun Hu; Baonian Wan

    2013-04-27

    A neutron detector based on EJ301 liquid scintillator has been employed at EAST to measure the neutron energy spectrum for D-D fusion plasma. The detector was carefully characterized in different quasi-monoenergetic neutron fields generated by a 4.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator. In recent experimental campaigns, due to the low neutron yield at EAST, a new shielding device was designed and located as close as possible to the tokamak to enhance the count rate of the spectrometer. The fluence of neutrons and gamma-rays was measured with the liquid neutron spectrometer and was consistent with 3He proportional counter and NaI (Tl) gamma-ray spectrometer measurements. Plasma ion temperature values were deduced from the neutron spectrum in discharges with lower hybrid wave injection and ion cyclotron resonance heating. Scattered neutron spectra were simulated by the Monte Carlo transport Code, and they were well verified by the pulse height measurements at low energies.

  11. $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction study for spectroscopy of $^{21}$Na

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    Cha, S M; Kim, A; Lee, E J; Ahn, S; Bardayan, D W; Chipps, K A; Cizewski, J A; Howard, M E; Manning, B; O'Malley, P D; Ratkiewicz, A; Strauss, S; Kozub, R L; Matos, M; Pain, S D; Pittman, S T; Smith, M S; Peters, W A

    2015-01-01

    The $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction was measured at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in order to better constrain spins and parities of energy levels in $^{21}$Na for the astrophysically important $^{17}$F($\\alpha, p$)$^{20}$Ne reaction rate calculation. 31 MeV proton beams from the 25-MV tandem accelerator and enriched $^{24}$Mg solid targets were used. Recoiling $^{4}$He particles from the $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction were detected by a highly segmented silicon detector array which measured the yields of $^{4}$He particles over a range of angles simultaneously. A new level at 6661 $\\pm$ 5 keV was observed in the present work. The extracted angular distributions for the first four levels of $^{21}$Na and Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) calculations were compared to verify and extract angular momentum transfer.

  12. Electrochemically induced deposition method to prepare {gamma}-MnO{sub 2}/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites as electrode material in supercapacitors

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    Fan Zhen

    2008-08-04

    The {gamma}-MnO{sub 2}/multi-walled carbon nanotube ({gamma}-MnO{sub 2}/MWNT) composite has been prepared by electrochemically induced deposition method. The morphology and crystal structure of the composite were investigated by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The capacitive properties of the {gamma}-MnO{sub 2}/MWNT composite have been investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV). A specific capacitance (based on {gamma}-MnO{sub 2}) as high as 579 F g{sup -1} is obtained at a scan rate of 10 mV s{sup -1} in 0.1 M Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} aqueous solution. Additionally, the {gamma}-MnO{sub 2}/MWNT composite electrode shows excellent long-term cycle stability (only 2.4% decrease of the specific capacitance is observed after 500 CV cycles)

  13. TiN/VN composites with core/shell structure for supercapacitors

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    Dong, Shanmu; Chen, Xiao; Gu, Lin; Zhou, Xinhong; Wang, Haibo; Liu, Zhihong; Han, Pengxian; Yao, Jianhua; Wang, Li; Cui, Guanglei; Chen, Liquan; Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080

    2011-06-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Vanadium and titanium nitride nanocomposite with core-shell structure was prepared. {yields} TiN/VN composites with different V:Ti molar ratios were obtained. {yields} TiN/VN composites can provide promising electronic conductivity and favorable capacity storage. -- Abstract: TiN/VN core-shell composites are prepared by a two-step strategy involving coating of commercial TiN nanoparticles with V{sub 2}O{sub 5}.nH{sub 2}O sols followed by ammonia reduction. The highest specific capacitance of 170 F g{sup -1} is obtained when scanned at 2 mV s{sup -1} and a promising rate capacity performance is maintained at higher voltage sweep rates. These results indicate that these composites with good electronic conductivity can deliver a favorable capacity performance.

  14. TH-C-19A-10: Systematic Evaluation of Photodetectors Performances for Plastic Scintillation Dosimetry

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    Boivin, J; Beaulieu, L; Beddar, S; Guillemette, M

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To assess and compare the performance of different photodetectors likely to be used in a plastic scintillation detector (PSD). Methods: The PSD consists of a 1 mm diameter, 10 mm long plastic scintillation fiber (BCF-60) which is optically coupled to a clear 10 m long optical fiber of the same diameter. A light-tight plastic sheath covers both fibers and the scintillator end is sealed. The clear fiber end is connected to one of the following six studied photodetectors: two polychromatic cameras (one with an optical lens and one with a fiber optic taper replacing the lens); a monochromatic camera with the same optical lens; a PIN photodiode; an avalanche photodiode (APD); and a photomultiplier tube (PMT). Each PSD is exposed to both low energy beams (120, 180, and 220 kVp) from an orthovoltage unit, and high energy beams (6 MV and 23 MV) from a linear accelerator. Various dose rates are explored to identify the photodetectors operating ranges and accuracy. Results: For all photodetectors, the relative uncertainty remains under 5 % for dose rates over 3 mGy/s. The taper camera collects four times more signal than the optical lens camera, although its standard deviation is higher since it could not be cooled. The PIN, APD and PMT have higher sensitivity, suitable for low dose rate and out-of-field dose monitoring. PMT's relative uncertainty remains under 1 % at the lowest dose rate achievable (50 ?Gy/s), suggesting optimal use for live dosimetry. Conclusion: A set of 6 photodetectors have been studied over a broad dose rate range at various energies. For dose rate above 3 mGy/s, the PIN diode is the most effective photodetector in term of performance/cost ratio. For lower dose rate, such as those seen in interventional radiology, PMTs are the optimal choice. FQRNT Doctoral Research Scholarship.

  15. Topical Non-Invasive Gene Delivery using Gemini Nanoparticles in Interferon-gamma-deficient Mice

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    Badea,I.; Wettig, S.; Verrall, R.; Foldvari, M.

    2007-01-01

    Cutaneous gene therapy, although a promising approach for many dermatologic diseases, has not progressed to the stage of clinical trials, mainly due to the lack of an effective gene delivery system. The main objective of this study was to construct and evaluate gemini nanoparticles as a topical formulation for the interferon gamma (IFN-{gamma}) gene in an IFN-{gamma}-deficient mouse model. Nanoparticles based on the gemini surfactant 16-3-16 (NP16-DNA) and another cationic lipid cholesteryl 3{beta}-(-N-[dimethylamino-ethyl] carbamate) [Dc-chol] (NPDc-DNA) were prepared and characterized. Zetasizer measurement indicated a bimodal distribution of 146 and 468 nm average particle sizes for the NP16-DNA ({zeta}-potential +51 mV) nanoparticles and monomodal distribution of 625 nm ({zeta}-potential +44 mV) for the NPDc-DNA. Circular dichroism studies showed that the gemini surfactant compacted the plasmid more efficiently compared to the Dc-chol. Small-angle X-ray scattering measurements revealed structural polymorphism in the NP16-DNA nanoparticles, with lamellar and Fd3m cubic phases present, while for the NPDc-DNA two lamellar phases could be distinguished. In vivo, both topically applied nanoparticles induced higher gene expression compared to untreated control and naked DNA (means of 0.480 and 0.398 ng/cm{sup 2} vs 0.067 and 0.167 ng/cm{sup 2}). However, treatment with NPDc-DNA caused skin irritation, and skin damage, whereas NP16-DNA showed no skin toxicity. In this study, we demonstrated that topical cutaneous gene delivery using gemini surfactant-based nanoparticles in IFN-{gamma}-deficient mice was safe and may provide increased gene expression in the skin due to structural complexity of NP16 nanoparticles (lamellar-cubic phases).

  16. Effects of viscoelasticity on droplet dynamics and break-up in microfluidic T-Junctions: a lattice Boltzmann study

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    Anupam Gupta; Mauro Sbragaglia

    2015-08-01

    The effects of viscoelasticity on the dynamics and break-up of fluid threads in microfluidic T-junctions are investigated using numerical simulations of dilute polymer solutions at changing the Capillary number ($\\mbox {Ca}$), i.e. at changing the balance between the viscous forces and the surface tension at the interface, up to $\\mbox{Ca} \\approx 3 \\times 10^{-2}$. A Navier-Stokes (NS) description of the solvent based on the lattice Boltzmann models (LBM) is here coupled to constitutive equations for finite extensible non-linear elastic dumbbells with the closure proposed by Peterlin (FENE-P model). We present the results of three-dimensional simulations in a range of $\\mbox{Ca}$ which is broad enough to characterize all the three characteristic mechanisms of breakup in the confined T-junction, i.e. ${\\it squeezing}$, ${\\it dripping}$ and ${\\it jetting}$ regimes. The various model parameters of the FENE-P constitutive equations, including the polymer relaxation time $\\tau_P$ and the finite extensibility parameter $L^2$, are changed to provide quantitative details on how the dynamics and break-up properties are affected by viscoelasticity. We will analyze cases with ${\\it Droplet ~Viscoelasticity}$ (DV), where viscoelastic properties are confined in the dispersed (d) phase, as well as cases with ${\\it Matrix ~Viscoelasticity}$ (MV), where viscoelastic properties are confined in the continuous (c) phase. Moderate flow-rate ratios $Q \\approx {\\cal O}(1)$ of the two phases are considered in the present study. Overall, we find that the effects are more pronounced in the case with MV, as the flow driving the break-up process upstream of the emerging thread can be sensibly perturbed by the polymer stresses.

  17. Compact stellar systems in the Fornax cluster: a UV perspective

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    Steffen Mieske; Michael Hilker; Dominik J. Bomans; Soo-Chang Rey; Suk Kim; Suk-Jin Yoon; Chul Chung

    2008-08-01

    In recent years, increasing evidence for chemical complexity and multiple stellar populations in massive globular clusters (GCs) has emerged, including extreme horizontal branches (EHBs) and UV excess. Our goal is to improve our understanding of UV excess in the regime of both massive GCs and ultra-compact dwarf galaxies (UCDs). To this end, we use deep archival GALEX data of the central Fornax cluster to measure NUV and FUV magnitudes of UCDs and massive GCs. We obtain NUV photometry for a sample of 35 compact objects with -13.5<M_V<-10 mag. Of those, 21 objects also have FUV photometry. Roughly half of the sources fall into the UCD luminosity regime (M_V <=-11 mag). We find that seven out of 17 massive Fornax GCs exhibit a NUV excess with respect to expectations from stellar population models, even for models with enhanced Helium abundance. This suggests that not only He-enrichment has contributed to forming the EHB population of these GCs. The GCs extend to stronger UV excess than GCs in M31 and massive GCs in M87, at the 97% confidence level. Most of the UCDs with FUV photometry also show evidence for UV excess, but their UV colours can be matched by isochrones with enhanced Helium abundances and old ages 12-14 Gyrs. We find that Fornax compact objects with X-ray emission detected from Chandra images are almost disjunct in colour from compact objects with GALEX UV detection, with only one X-ray source among the 35 compact objects. However, since this source is one of the three most UV bright GCs, we cannot exclude that the physical processes causing X-ray emission also contribute to some of the observed UV excess.

  18. A comparison of the galaxy populations in the Coma and distant clusters: the evolution of k+a galaxies and the role of the intracluster medium

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    B. M. Poggianti; T. J. Bridges; Y. Komiyama; M. Yagi; D. Carter; B. Mobasher; S. Okamura; N. Kashikawa

    2003-09-16

    The spectroscopic properties of galaxies in the Coma cluster are compared with those of galaxies in rich clusters at $z \\sim 0.5$, to investigate the evolution of the star formation history in clusters. Luminous galaxies with $M_V \\leq -20$ and post-starburst/post-starforming (k+a) spectra which constitute a significant fraction of galaxies in distant cluster samples are absent in Coma, where spectacular cases of k+a spectra are found instead at $M_V>-18.5$ and represent a significant proportion of the cluster dwarf galaxy population. A simple inspection of their positions on the sky indicates that this type of galaxy does not show a preferential location within the cluster, but the bluest and strongest-lined group of k+a's lies in projection towards the central 1.4 Mpc of Coma and have radial velocities significantly higher than the cluster mean. We find a striking correlation between the positions of these young and strong post-starburst galaxies and substructure in the hot intracluster medium (ICM) identified from {\\it XMM-Newton} data, with these galaxies lying close to the edges of two infalling substructures. This result strongly suggests that the interaction with the dense ICM could be responsible for the quenching of the star formation (thus creating the k+a spectrum), and possibly, for any previous starburst. The evolution with redshift of the luminosity distribution of k+a galaxies can be explained by a ``downsizing effect'', with the maximum luminosity/mass of actively star-forming galaxies infalling onto clusters decreasing at lower redshift. We discuss the possible physical origin of this downsizing effect and the implications of our results for current scenarios of environmental effects on the star formation in galaxies.

  19. SU-E-J-204: Radiation Dose to Patients Resulting From Image Guidance Procedures and AAPM TG-180 Update

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    Ding, G; Alaei, P

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the new paradigm for patient positioning and target localization in radiotherapy. Daily imaging procedures add additional dose to the patient's treatment volume and normal tissues and may expose the organs at risk to unaccounted doses. This presentation is to update the progress of AAPM TG-180 which aims to provide strategies to quantify and account the dose from both MV and kV imaging in patient treatment planning. Methods: Our current knowledge on image guidance dose is presented. A summary of doses from image guidance procedures delivered to patients in relationship with therapeutic doses is given. Different techniques in reducing the image guidance dose are summarized. Typical organ doses resulting from different image acquisition procedures used in IGRT are tabulated. Results: Many techniques to reduce the imaging doses are available in clinical applications. There are large variations between dose to bone and dose to soft tissues for x-rays at kilovoltage energy range. Methods for clinical implementation of accounting for the imaging dose from an imaging procedure are available. Beam data from imaging systems can be generated by combining Monte Carlo simulations and experimental measurements for commissioning imaging beams in the treatment planning. Conclusion: The current treatment planning systems are not yet equipped to perform patient specific dose calculations resulting from kV imaging procedures. The imaging dose from current kV image devices has been significantly reduced and is generally much less than that resulting from MV. Because the magnitude of kV imaging dose is significantly low and the variation between patients is modest, it is feasible to estimate dose based on imaging producers or protocols using tabulated values which provides an alternative to accomplish the task of accounting and reporting imaging doses.

  20. TiN coated aluminum electrodes for DC high voltage electron guns

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    Mamun, Md Abdullah A.; Elmustafa, Abdelmageed A.; Taus, Rhys; Forman, Eric; Poelker, Matthew

    2015-05-15

    Preparing electrodes made of metals like stainless steel, for use inside DC high voltage electron guns, is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. In this paper, the authors report the exceptional high voltage performance of aluminum electrodes coated with hard titanium nitride (TiN). The aluminum electrodes were comparatively easy to manufacture and required only hours of mechanical polishing using silicon carbide paper, prior to coating with TiN by a commercial vendor. The high voltage performance of three TiN-coated aluminum electrodes, before and after gas conditioning with helium, was compared to that of bare aluminum electrodes, and electrodes manufactured from titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V). Following gas conditioning, each TiN-coated aluminum electrode reached ?225?kV bias voltage while generating less than 100?pA of field emission (<10?pA) using a 40?mm cathode/anode gap, corresponding to field strength of 13.7?MV/m. Smaller gaps were studied to evaluate electrode performance at higher field strength with the best performing TiN-coated aluminum electrode reaching ?22.5 MV/m with field emission less than 100?pA. These results were comparable to those obtained from our best-performing electrodes manufactured from stainless steel, titanium alloy and niobium, as reported in references cited below. The TiN coating provided a very smooth surface and with mechanical properties of the coating (hardness and modulus) superior to those of stainless steel, titanium-alloy, and niobium electrodes. These features likely contributed to the improved high voltage performance of the TiN-coated aluminum electrodes.